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Nelson speeder deemed impaired has vehicle impounded

Nelson Police Department find impaired driver after stopping a speeding car. Officers are also warning the public after a tip jar was stolen from a local coffee shop. - File photo
Nelson Police Department find impaired driver after stopping a speeding car. Officers are also warning the public after a tip jar was stolen from a local coffee shop.
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Nelson Police Department officers stopped a vehicle travelling at a “very high rate of speed” in the 100 block of Highway 6 on Saturday, February 23 at about 3:40 a.m.

The driver was deemed to be impaired by alcohol and was immediately served a 90-day Road Side Driving Prohibition, a four month Notice of Driving Prohibition and a violation ticket.

The registered owner of the vehicle was in the passenger seat and was also determined to be drunk. This was a breach of their release conditions regarding a separate police matter. The vehicle was impounded.

In other briefs... The Nelson Police Department received a report of a theft of a tip jar from a coffee shop on Monday, February 25. The theft occurred when the shop, located in the 500-block of Baker Street, was busy.

Although there is a suspect in the case, police are reminding the public to protect their property to the best of their abilities and consider keeping tip jars on the inside area of countertops.

It is estimated there was about $10 in the jar at the time of the theft.

 

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