Police Beat: Alcohol impairment seen on sidewalk, but not at vehicle checkstops

Police found a man passed out downtown from excessive liquor consumption Thursday, but checkstops turned up few impaired drivers

Nelson Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive male found in the 600-block of Baker Street on Thursday, December 12

According to a media release, officers located the 42-year-old passed out from excessive liquor consumption around 9 p.m. They were able to rouse him and bring him to a police cell to sober up enough to care for himself.

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Nelson Police were pleased with the results from random checkstops set up in various locations in Nelson on Thursday, December 12 between 7 and 10 p.m.

“Over 400 cars were checked for impaired drivers,” sergeant Paul Bayes reported in a media release. “It appears the message about the dangers of drinking and driving is being received in Nelson.”

The checkstops will continue through the holiday season.

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A man told Nelson Police that he had been shoved by a stranger in the 500-block of Ward Street on Saturday, December 14 around p.m.

When officers located the alleged assailant, they heard a different version of events.

“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,” sergeant Paul Bayes explained in a media release.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and may pursue charges against both men.

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