Two ATV drivers arrested for impaired driving in Shelburne

Police say two drivers who were both operating ATVs have been arrested by Shelburne RCMP for impaired driving.

In the first incident, officers responded around 4:00 p.m. on May 25 to a complaint of an impaired driver on Annapolis Road, near Highway 103 in Shelburne.

RCMP say a police vehicle was stopped on the road in an attempt to block the ATV.

Police say the ATV rammed the police vehicle before continuing down the road and pulling into a dirveway where the driver was arrested.

RCMP say the 43-year-old driver showed signs of being impaired and after being taken to Shelburne Detachment for a breath test, his readings were more than twice the legal limit.

The driver is facing charges for the following offences:
- Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance
- Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Limit Over 80 mg%
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Assault on a Police Officer with a Weapon
- Flight from a Peace Officer

In the second incident, officers stopped an unregistered ATV on Clements Street in Shelburne shortly after 9:00 p.m. on June 4.

Police say the driver, a 31-year-old man,  was showing signs of being impaired by alcohol and failed the roadside screening test before being taken to Shelburne Detachment for a breath test.

The driver is facing charges of Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Limit Over 80 mg%.

RCMP say he was also served a ticket for Operating an Unregistered Off-Highway Vehicle.

Police say he was released and scheduled to appear in court in July.