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Cole Harbour Coun. Lorelei Nicoll wants any councillor who drives drunkto apologize before council and seek the appropriate treatment.

Cole Harbour Coun. Lorelei Nicoll wants any councillor who drives drunk to apologize before council and seek the appropriate treatment.

And she has a personal reason for that.

Nicoll’s brother, Roger Fougere, was killed by a drunk driver in 1983. The 22-year-old was driving from his home in Cape Breton to Halifax when his vehicle was struck from behind. Both Fougere and his girlfriend were killed.

“It was a very tragic accident,” said Nicoll.

“I’d like to think it wasn’t in vain, (because) that’s when the province started to step up, but, I mean, look how many years ago and here we are talking about it.”

Nicoll said she has not seen any of her council colleagues get behind the wheel while drunk.

But she said if any are, they owe council and their constituents an apology.

“(I hope that) if somebody has a problem at council, that they admit to it on their own and that they seek help,” she said.

Nicoll made the remarks in reference to a memo Mayor Peter Kelly sent out to councillors regarding impaired driving.

The memo did not accuse any councillors of doing so.

 
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