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Halifax police charge man with impaired driving, drug and weapons offences

Halifax Police

A 31-year-old man is facing impaired driving, drug and weapons-related charges after a single-vehicle crash in Halifax Wednesday night.

Halifax Regional Police were called to Old Sambro Road around 8:45 p.m. after a vehicle landed in a ditch with one person trapped inside. 

Police say when officers arrived on scene, they removed the driver from the vehicle and arrested him for impaired driving. Officers also found a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the backseat, and seized a quantity of cocaine from the vehicle.

The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

Cody John Poole, 31, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Thursday to face the following charges:

  • Operation of a conveyance while impaired
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to court order (x 2)
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Unsafe handling of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of cocaine Top Stories

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