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Spring weather brings out late-night clientele for NPD staff

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 29th, 2015

The Nelson Police Department saw a busy start to the kick off of the warmer weather with individuals sleeping on private property, people consuming alcohol and drugs in the downtown core and increase in impaired driving said Sergeant Corey Hoy.

Hoy said in a media release police witnessed an increase in calls relating to overnight sleepers on private property.

“The Nelson Police Department has noticed a significant increase in calls for service relating to nomadic individuals sleeping on private property and requesting assistance in their removal,” Hoy said.

Hoy also said officers responded to several calls of people drinking or doing 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 under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act,” Hoy explained.

“In addition, being intoxicated in public is also not permitted and those found to be intoxicated could face a fine of $115 and/or arrest under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.”

Hoy said the warmer weather also saw an increase of alcohol related incidents, including impaired driving.

“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,” Hoy said.

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