Nelson Police Department

NELSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

The Nelson Police Department has noticed an increase in impaired driving by both alcohol and drug in recent days causing some individuals to have their vehicles seized and their driver’s licenses suspended.  The Nelson Police Department would like to remind those individuals partaking in activities involving alcohol to ensure they have a safe method of transportation home.

 

In addition, the Nelson Police Department observed and received several calls for service in relation to persons consuming alcohol and drugs in the downtown core.  The Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public that consuming alcohol in public is not permitted and those who choose to do so can face a fine of $230.00 under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.  In addition, being intoxicated in public is also not permitted and those found to be intoxicated could face a fine of $115.00 and/or arrest under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.