Truro police increase impaired driving enforcement

The Truro Police Force says it's targeting impaired driving as one of its strategic priorities for traffic enforcement.  

Truro Police Sgt. Robert Hunka tells our newsroom some residents have been calling wondering about the increased police presence in town, adding that it's a result of this iniative. 

He says patrol members have been conducting check stops with a heightened awareness for impaired driving. 

Hunka says an impaired driver was arrested around 9 a.m. Saturday after swerving in and out of traffic in the Walker Street area.  

The driver was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while over the legal limit.

The man is scheduled to appear in court later this month. 

Hunka reminds residents if they're out drinking the night before to give their body enough time to metabolize the alcohol properly before getting behind the wheel the next morning. 

He thanks the public for their help for reporting suspected impaired drivers. 

Meanwhile, Hunka says there was a police presence on Prince Street near Lyman Street on Saturday night as officers responded to a domestic-related complaint around 9:30 p.m. 

He says a man has been charged with assault and uttering threats and is set to appear in court next month.