RCMP charges man for driving the wrong way on the Highway

Point Edward, Nova Scotia – At 7 p.m. on June 3, a member of RCMP Cape Breton Traffic Services was driving west on Hwy. 125 in Point Edward when he noticed a vehicle driving in the wrong direction. The vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lane. The driver of the vehicle was stopped and further investigation resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old man from Whycocomagh.

Todd Malcolm Charles Miller was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Refusing a Breath Sample, Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle and Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent. He was also charged with Theft Under $5,000 by Cape Breton Regional Police Service, for driving away from a fuel pump in Sydney River without paying shortly before his arrest. Miller appeared in court on June 5 and was remanded. He appeared in Sydney Provincial Court yesterday and was released.

“Thankfully there were no injuries due to this individual’s dangerous driving actions,” says Cst. Michael Francis, RCMP Cape Breton Traffic Services. “Fortunately, motorists driving in the area were paying attention to the road and driving within the speed limit, if not this could have been a very different situation.”

Nova Scotia RCMP reminds the public that aggressive driving and impaired driving are two of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, report it by calling RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.

Cape Breton RCMP

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