Off duty officers nab Liverpool man on five charges

Published on August 3, 2017

Queens District RCMP were aided by several off duty officers Aug. 2 in the arrest of an impaired driver.

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LIVERPOOL, NS - A 46-year-old Liverpool man faces several motor vehicle-related charges, including impaired driving, after he was arrested by quick-thinking off-duty police officers.

Yesterday shortly before noon, Queens District RCMP received serious motor vehicle-related complaints including a hit-and-run driver and a possible impaired driver.

The investigation determined that a green Chevy Cavalier was driving erratically westbound on Hwy 3 in the Hunt's Point area. The vehicle crossed the centre line and sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, causing minor damage. The vehicle then continued to a local resort complex.

At the complex, two off-duty officers from the RCMP and the Waterloo Regional Police Service, as well as an Auxiliary Police Constable from Toronto Police Services, saw the still-moving vehicle and noticed that the driver appeared to be unconscious. One of the police officers was able to enter the vehicle while it was in motion and put it into park. The three men then arrested the driver.

He faces the following charges:

• Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle,

• Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content in Excess of 80 mg per cent,

• Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision

• Driving with a Revoked License, and

• Driving without Insurance.

He will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation continues.