Nelson Police Department dealt with three separate incidents on the weekend, all revolving around alcohol.
On Friday, May 30 at approximately 11 a.m. the Nelson Police received a complaint of people drinking at the Ward Street bus stop. Constables attended and found two males, know to the police, under the influence and still consuming liquor.
They were arrested for public intoxication and transported to cells until sober. One male was found to be in breach of his probation conditions and was charged under the Criminal Code for that offence. He will no longer be allowed in the area as a condition of his release until his court date.
The 59 year old local male will be required to appear in the Nelson Law Courts to answer to his charges. The second male was charged under the LCLA and released when sober.
- On Sunday, June 1. at 11 a.m. a motorist and a pedestrian were nearly struck by another driver in Nelson. Fearing the driver might be impaired the motorist called the Nelson Police to report the incident. NPD members found the vehicle near Lakeside Park and stopped it. The 20 year old female was found to have been drinking and after registering a fail on the roadside screening device was issued a 90 day driving prohibition. Her vehicle will remain impounded for 30 days as well.
- Also on June 1 at 12:15 p.m. Nelson Police members, while on patrol in the downtown area noted two males sharing a beer at the Ward Street bus stop. They were known to be forbidden alcohol due to other criminal matters. Both were taken into custody and lodged into cells until sober. They will appear in Nelson Law Courts to answer to fresh charges of breaching release conditions Monday June 2.