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Cape Breton Regional Police arrest multiple impaired drivers


Cape Breton Regional Police remind motorists to drive sober and report suspected impaired drivers.


Police say they arrested four impaired drivers last weekend.


On Friday evening, August 4th, officers responded to the parking lot outside Sydney River Walmart where two vehicles collided.


Police say one driver was showing signs of impairment and arrested to provide breath samples, both of which registered over the legal limit.


The 22-year-old woman was released on a promise to appear in provincial court.


She is charged with impaired driving and impaired driving over 80mg%.


The next day, officers responded to a two vehicle collision on Fisher Street in Sydney, where one driver attempted to leave the scene but was caught and showing signs of impairment.


The man was transported by EHS to Cape Breton Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and arrested to provide breath samples which he refused.


Cape Breton Regional Police say the 47-year-old man was released on a promise to appear in Sydney Provincial Court.


He is charged with impaired driving and refusing a breath demand.


In the early morning hours of August 7th, officers responded to the parking lot of the Sandbar Lounge in Dominion where a man, who had been asked to leave, was driving a vehicle around the parking lot.


Officers observed the man to be showing signs of impairment and he was arrested to provide breath samples, both of which registered over the legal limit.


The 35-year-old man was released on a promise to appear in provincial court.


He is charged with impaired driving and impaired driving over 80mg%.


Police also responded to reports of a vehicle driving in a concerning manner along Kings Road in Sydney River.


Officers located the car turning into the parking lot at Shoppers Drug Mart and when approaching the vehicle, the driver was showing signs of impairment.


The driver was arrested to provide breath samples, both of which registered over the legal limit, and the 22-year-old woman was later released on a promise to appear in Sydney Provincial Court.


She is charged with impaired driving and impaired driving over 80mg%.


Cape Breton Regional Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with road safety efforts by calling suspected impaired drivers to their attention.


Police say if you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 with as much information as possible, such as vehicle description, license plate and direction of travel.

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