Man fined, loses licence for impaired driving

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PICTOU – A New Minas man is prohibited from driving for more than a year after pleading guilty to impaired driving.

Timothy Fraser McLellan, 38, was stopped by RCMP after an officer noticed his vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on the Trans-Canada Highway near Kenzieville on May 25.

The RCMP officer smelled alcohol on McLellan’s breath when he spoke to him and noticed his hand movements were slow and deliberate as he searched for his registration and insurance papers.

Pictou provincial court was told that McLellan was travelling at 134 km/h when the officer stopped the vehicle and a case of beer was located in the front of the car on the floor.

A breath test was taken at the local RCMP detachment and McLellan registered over the legal limit.

Judge Del Atwood told McLellan he took quite a risk by travelling at such a high rate of speed with alcohol in his system on a busy Sunday evening when traffic numbers would be high.

In addition to driving prohibition, he also ordered McLellan to pay a $1,000 fine and $300 in victim surcharges.

Organizations: RCMP, Trans-Canada Highway

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