157 drivers in Nova Scotia charged with impaired driving offences in September

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The Nova Scotia RCMP says 157 drivers were charged with impaired driving related offences last month.

Of those, police say 83 were charged for operating a conveyance while impaired by alcohol, with 56 others receiving suspensions for the offence.

Seven drivers were charged with operating a conveyance while impaired by drugs.

RCMP say 11 others were charged with refusal of a demand made by a peace officer.

There are a range of fines and periods of driving prohibition for those convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.