RCMP catch impaired drivers over the weekend in Pictou County

RCMP are continuing to urge people to report impaired drivers following a weekend that saw three vehicles towed on Saturday.

Police say a vehicle was stopped around 1:35 p.m. in Moose River due to faulty equipment, and a roadside test was administered after the driver showed signs of impairment.

The 28-year-old Stellarton man had been released from Stellarton Police a few hours earlier and will be charged with impaired driving, in addition to his vehicle being towed and receiving a seven-day suspension.

Later in the day, at a checkpoint on Sherbrooke Road in Blue Mountain, a newly licenced 36-year-old man from Barney's River received a 24-hour licence suspension for failing a roadside test.

Less than an hour later, a 48-year-old Pictou man came through the checkpoint, at which point police discovered he was prohibited from driving for 99 years due to previous alcohol-related driving offences.