Media Release: December 16th, 2013

On Thursday Dec 12 at 9:00 PM the Nelson Police were called when an unresponsive male was found on the street in the 600 block Baker St. NPD member attended and found a 42 year old male passed out from excessive liquor consumption. They managed to rouse him and he was lodged in cells until sober enough to care for himself. NPD file 2013-5813 refers.

On Saturday December 14 at 9:00 PM a male reported he was shoved by a stranger in the 500 block Ward St.  Nelson Police members took a report and description of the offender.  He was located a short distance away. After interviewing him and confronting the alleged victim it appears this altercation was started with the victim taking money for drugs from the assailant and then not providing them to him. Both parties were advised the incident will be investigated further and possible charges forthcoming for both.  NPD file 2013-5854 refers.

On Thursday Dec 12 the Nelson Police conducted checkstops in various locations in Nelson from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Over 400 cars were checked for impaired drivers.  It appears the message about the dangers of drinking and driving is being received in Nelson. The checkstops will continue through the holiday season.

Remember if you plan to drink, plan for someone else to drive.

If you encounter a suspected impaired driver, record the license plate and call 911.

On any given night in Canada one in 33 drivers is impaired.

The age group most likely to have been drinking before a crash is males 18-24 years old.

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada.