Extra officers will be working tonight as part of the New Year’s Eve festivities. Police will also continue with Operation Christmas which involves random checkpoints throughout HRM to catch impaired drivers and ensure road safety in our community. As part of this year’s campaign, officers in HRM have charged 76 people with impaired driving so far in the month of December alone.
Police encourage citizens to plan ahead for transportation this New Year’s Eve by arranging for a designated driver, taking advantage of Metro Transit’s free bus and ferry services from 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. (see www.halifax.ca for full details) or taking a cab. Most importantly, HRM Partners in Policing reminds citizens to drink responsibly. If you drink, don’t drive!
Police are asking for your help to identify and apprehended impaired drivers. Here is what you can do if you think you see a potential impaired driver:
• Call 911
• State your location
• Vehicle description
• License plate number
• Colour of vehicle
• Make and model of vehicle
• Direction of travel for the Vehicle
• Description of driver