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Police consumed with alcohol-related calls on weekend

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 14th, 2011

Nearly one fifth of the City’s police force calls for service on the weekend had alcohol as its root cause.

Nelson Police Department officers responded to 10 calls involving alcohol — out of a total of 56 — ranging from open liquor in a vehicle, being drunk in a public place to impaired driving.

The fine for consuming liquor in a public place is $230. Two men were arrested for being drunk in a public place and were held overnight Saturday until they were sober.

The fine attached to being drunk in a public place is $115.

Three vehicles were also damaged Saturday night in what police believe was related to alcohol.

Truck driver hits motorcyclist

A 35-year-old Nelson man was charged with failing to yield to a stop sign after the man’s pickup truck allegedly struck a 54-year-old female motorcyclist at an intersection in Fairview.

The woman was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.

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