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N.S. woman arrested for calling 911 six times for non-emergency reasons on New Year’s Eve

The fine for 911 misuse in Nova Scotia is $697.50. File / Global News

Kings District RCMP said they arrested a 46-year-old woman in Cambridge, N.S., after she called 911 six times for non-emergency reasons on New Year’s Eve.

According to police, the woman was issued a Summary Offence Ticket after the second 911 call that occurred.

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“She continued to call 911 and was subsequently arrested to stop the continuation of the offence,” the RCMP said.

The fine for 911 misuse in Nova Scotia is $697.50.

“New Year’s Eve is typically a very busy night for first responders and any time you call 911 when it’s not an emergency, you potentially endanger someone in your community,” police said.

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According to authorities, every non-emergency call involves 911 operators and every second counts in emergency situations.

RCMP Nova Scotia is urging the public to avoid misuse of 911.

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