N.S. MLA charged twice with impaired driving to sit as an independent

Nova Scotia MLA Hugh MacKay, who is facing a second charge of impaired driving, has announced he is leaving the Liberal caucus and will sit as an independent.

MacKay, 65, was served court documents on Feb. 12 by Halifax District RCMP for allegedly driving under the influence in November 2018.

The RCMP, however, did not provide any details about the incident or where it occurred.

The Chester-St. Margaret’s MLA released a statement on Sunday regarding the allegation.

“While I have yet to receive the full disclosure of details, I fully recognize the seriousness of the allegation,” he stated.

“Though I do not know the specifics of this charge, I am mindful of the fact that these claims are not to be taken lightly.”

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