Nova Scotia RCMP says that two residents in the Digby area saved some road accidents by reporting two incidents of drunken drivers in the area.
According to police, the first call came around 4:30 p.m. on 3rd Feb 2018 reporting of an abandoned vehicle in the middle of Shore Road. The officers caught that 50-year old man, a resident of Digby and accused him of an impaired driving charge. He was released from the police custody but will appear in the Digby Provincial Court on 9th April.
The second similar incident was reported on 4th February 2018 when a truck was observed to go dangling on the Highway 217 Centreville and drove into the ditch. The witness called the 911 around 7 p.m. on 4th Feb said the cops and reported them of a swerving truck on the Highway that was changing the speeds continuously and finally fell into a ditch.
The police arrested the drunken driver, a 62-year old man from Marshalltown, and charged him an impairing driving charge. He was also released from their custody and will appease in the Digby Provincial Court on 9th April.
The police thanked the two “watching residents” for their prompt calls and making the road secure for any further accidents. And they asked the others to do the same as if they see any suspected impaired driver.
The police also requested to call 911 immediately in case of such incidents with the following information, if in case any other incident happens in future:
- A brief description of the vehicle and the driver
- The license plate number
- Direction of travel
Call 911, with the above-given details to avoid any risks of severe car accidents that may risk someone’s life.