Woman arrested for impaired driving for third time in as many weeks

Halifax District RCMP has arrested a Lower Sackville woman for impaired driving for the third time in three weeks.

The most recent incident happened Monday, just before 8:30 p.m., when a resident reported a vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on Sackville Dr. The vehicle continued onto Cobequid Rd., where it was involved in a head-on-collision with another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured. The suspect continued driving, causing a third vehicle to swerve and avoid being struck, resulting in minor vehicle damage.

RCMP located the vehicle in a nearby parking lot and the suspect attempted to ram the police car with her vehicle. An RCMP officer on-scene quickly reacted to avoid a collision. The suspect’s vehicle went into a ditch and she was taken into custody. The suspect was not injured.

The 54-year-old woman from Lower Sackville faces multiple charges and she appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday. She was released on conditions and is scheduled to return to court on May 17.