Impaired driver on lawn tractor fails to make the cut with police

Lunenburg District RCMP arrested a suspected impaired driver - on a lawn tractor - on August 14.

A member of the public alerted police around 8 p.m. to the suspected impaired driver operating a lawn tractor on the Grimm Rd. in First South, Lunenburg County. RCMP attended and located the suspected impaired driver driving the lawn tractor down the road.

The 50-year-old man, of First South, was placed under arrest after failing a roadside test. The man later provided breath samples, which were more than three times the legal limit.

As a result, Andrew Melvin George is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle over 80 mgs per cent; failing to comply with a probation order; and operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

George was held in custody and appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court today. He was released on conditions and will return to Bridgewater Provincial Court on September 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Lunenburg District RCMP remind the public that reporting suspected impaired drivers is important. That you are helping to protect your family, friends, neighbours and all Nova Scotians. Thank you for your help.

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