Two impaired drivers charged in Hants County following 911 calls from the public

Two men are facing charges after members of the public called 911 to report possible impaired drivers on Highway 102 southbound in Hants County over the past week.

On May 29th, a pickup truck was reported to be driving erratically, at inconsistent speeds, and nearly hit the caller's vehicle.

East Hants District RCMP located the vehicle parked on the side of the highway near Shubenacadie with the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

Police say the 62-year-old Halifax man showed signs of being under the influence of drugs and failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and the Drug Recognition Expert test.

In addition to an impaired driving by drug charge, the man also faces charges of driving without a valid safety inspection sticker, driving without insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle, and driving with a suspended licence.

On Friday, a 55-year-old Dartmouth man was arrested and later charged following a 911 call for erratic driving and a breath test that police say showed his blood alcohol readings were nearly four times the legal limit.

An RCMP officer in the area spotted the car, witnessed it swerving, and stopped the vehicle.

Police say the driver was staggering and showed signs of impairment, so he was taken into custody and transported to the detachment for a breath test.

He was held in custody until sober then released Saturday morning, charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.