Nova Scotia RCMP release impaired driving stats

Mounties in Nova Scotia have started to release quarterly provincial stats on drivers charged with impaired driving.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they charged 184 drivers with impaired driving-related offences during the first three months of this year.

They say 155 drivers were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol, 15 for impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug, and 14 drivers were charged with refusal.

Mounties also issued 88 driving suspensions for operating a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol.

Insp. Dan Murchison says impaired driving continues to be a main factor in many fatal or serious injury collisions.

Nova Scotia RCMP responded to seven fatal crashes and 19 collisions involving serious injuries during the first three months of this year.