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Glace Bay woman charged with impaired driving in Richmond Co.


RCMP charged a woman with impaired driving on Hwy. 104 in Louisdale, after she provided breath samples that were over three times the legal limit.


On April 25th at 1:30 p.m., Richmond Co. RCMP received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy. 104 in Louisdale.


The vehicle involved was described as a black Volkswagen Passat and was said to be swerving from the shoulder to the centre line.


The vehicle then pulled into a parking lot in St. Peter’s.


Police attended the area and located the vehicle on Hwy. 104.


An officer observed the vehicle was swerving and driving erratically.


A traffic stop was initiated and the officer observed that the driver, a 58-year-old Glace Bay woman, was displaying signs of impairment by alcohol.


Police say the woman provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device which resulted in a fail.


She was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and was transported to the St. Peter’s Detachment.


The 58-year-old provided samples of breath into an approved instrument that registered an alcohol concentration of 280 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (280mg%).


The woman was later released and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on June 27th at 9:30 a.m.


She will be facing charges of impaired operation of a conveyance and impaired operation over 80mg%.

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