Concerned call results in impaired driving charge

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The New Glasgow Regional Police's recent crackdown on impaired drivers has resulted in another impaired driving charge with assistance from a concerned citizen.

NG Police

On Sat. Mar. 22, at approximately 4:40 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police arrested an adult male with impaired driving after a concerned citizen called police to report a possible impaired driver.


Regional Police immediately located the 2002 Chrysler vehicle and charged a 59-year-old adult male driver from Pictou County with Impaired driving. The driver will be appearing in court at a later date.


"The quick response of the citizen calling police to report the impaired driver may have saved lives," said Constable Ken Macdonald.

Geographic location: Pictou County

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Recent comments

  • Billy Bob
    March 24, 2014 - 14:16

    Thanks for the concern Wiggam but it was my passenger in the car that dialed and spoke to 911 and NGPD dispatch

  • me from town
    March 24, 2014 - 13:34

    Hi Chief, It is not against the law to call 9-1-1 while driving!.... And who is to say that the citizen did not pull over and make the call ? 1 less drunk driver off the road is a good thing. Have a nice day.

  • Really?
    March 24, 2014 - 11:54

    Blue tooth? Worse then drunk driving?! Ok. Smarten up.

  • don of the dead
    March 24, 2014 - 09:40

    FYI Chief Wiggam... You are exempt from a cellphone charge when you are driving if you are using the phone to call 911.

  • Amanda
    March 24, 2014 - 09:14

    The amount of people being charged with impaired driving is getting out of hand!!! And most of them are being caught though out the day, The government needs to enforce stronger penalties like automatic jail time and loss of licence for life!!!!! As for the comment by Chief Wiggam I'm not sure if we are reading the same thing or not but I'm sure that no where in the article did it say that the person that called it in was on a cell phone and just FYI there is a thing called blue tooth and also hands free and hey maybe the person who called in was the passenger lets not make uneducated assumptions as the issue here is the drunk driver!! I would like to thank the person who called it in you could easily saved a life by doing so!!!!

  • pcguy
    March 24, 2014 - 08:57

    Chief wiggam - actually your allowed under the cell phone law to talk on your phone while driving and calling 911 or calling the police directly! And to say that cell phone usage while driving is worse then impaired operation is false!! You have no idea what your talking about!

  • chief wiggam
    March 24, 2014 - 07:05

    i hope they got the cell phone user too! cell phone use while driving is worse than drunk driving test prove.

    • Cathy H
      March 24, 2014 - 11:01

      Chief Wiggam should retire...more than one person may drive in a vehicle and sometimes they even carry a cell phone as a passenger!

    • Deputy Dog
      March 24, 2014 - 13:39

      What evidence do you have that the cell phone user was driving. Perhaps the caller was walking, working in a business or maybe had a blue tooth in their vehicle. Maybe the caller was just a passenger in a car. Are you sure you are actually a chief? Perhaps a few more CSI programs could help with your detective skills.