Impaired driving

Posted at 3:24 pm on March 16, 2018

Antigonish RCMP have laid impaired driving related charges after a man arrived at the detachment hoping to secure the release of a friend in police custody.

RCMP say the man arrived at the detachment just before 5 Tuesday afternoon. A police investigation concluded the heavily intoxicated man was driving his 2008 Pontiac Wave when he arrived at the detachment. Police says the man was also on conditions not to consume alcohol.

27-year-old Michael Taylor Pinkham of Roachville has been charged with Impaired Driving, Driving over the Legal Limit, Public Intoxication and two counts of Failure to Comply with an Undertaking.

Pinkham was remanded into custody and appeared in court Wednesday where he was released. He is scheduled to return to court April 4th.

Posted at 10:34 am on June 30, 2017

 The Canada Day long weekend is approaching.  There will be gatherings of family and friends, and some celebrations.  But Antigonish RCMP Constable Morgan MacPherson says if alcohol is going to be part of the celebration, plan ahead to get home safely.
MacPherson says there will be an increased police presence this weekend, with additional check points, as officers will be looking for impaired drivers.