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Nova Scotia woman had five times the legal alcohol limit, Mounties say


CHESTER, N.S. — Police say a Nova Scotia woman was found with a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit in her parked car.

They say the 40-year-old motorist was found at about 7 p.m. Friday on a dirt road off Highway 14 in Sherwood, N.S., north of Chester.

Another motorist called RCMP because the woman's car was blocking her own.

Police say a breath sample "confirmed she was five times the legal limit."

The woman is to appear in Bridgewater provincial court on Dec. 12.

She faces charges of impaired care and control by alcohol and care and control over the legal limit.

"We applaud the woman for calling 911," Sgt. Mark MacPherson Lunenburg County district RCMP said in a statement.

"Impaired driving is one of the leading causes of deaths and serious injuries on our roads in Nova Scotia."

The Canadian Press

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