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Lunenburg County man facing impaired driving, firearm charges after traffic stop

Police arrested the driver after determining he was impaired by drugs and alcohol.
Police arrested the driver after determining he was impaired by drugs and alcohol. File / Global News

A 40-year-old man from East River, N.S., is facing impaired driving and firearm charges following a traffic stop in Lunenburg County last week.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the traffic stop on Highway 208 in Nineveh, N.S., was conducted on Aug. 21 at around 9:20 p.m., after police learned the driver may be impaired.

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Police arrested the driver after determining he was impaired by drugs and alcohol.

Officers searched the vehicle and located a loaded, unregistered firearm.

Kaz Henry Cox has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by a combination of alcohol and drug, as well as multiple firearms-related offences.

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Cox appeared in Bridgewater provincial court on Saturday, where he was remanded into custody

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He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 4.

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