Nova Scotia

5 impaired driving incidents keep CBRM police busy

Five alleged impaired driving incidents Saturday night kept Cape Breton Regional Police busy and sent two people to hospital.

2 people sent to hospital following a crash

Five alleged impaired driving incidents Saturday night kept Cape Breton Regional Police busy and sent two people to hospital.

Three of the incidents occurred in the Sydney area — two of which were caught by members of the Criminal Enforcement Street Unit. There were no injuries associated with any of those incidents. At least one of the drivers has been charged with failing a breathalyzer test.

A fourth driver was pulled over by North Sydney police after receiving a complaint of a minor crash on Johnston Road in George’s River. No one was injured. The driver has been charged with failing a breathalyzer test.

Police in Glace Bay responded to a fifth incident of alleged impaired driving after a crash on Lingan Road in River Ryan that involved a 19-year-old female driver and her passenger, a man in his 30s.

Both people were taken to hospital. The driver suffered facial injuries, while the passenger may have broken his leg. The driver has been charged with refusing a breathalyzer.

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