Don’t drink and drive is a message that appears to be lost on a 51-year-old local man.

Steven Donald Crain of Hammonds Plains was charged with impaired driving Wednesday night — the third time this has happened to him in less than a month.

Crain was also charged with impaired driving May 16, and again May 21. In each of the alleged instances, police say Crain was driving impaired on the same road.

“Even one impairment is frustrating, but three times in one month is extremely frustrating,” said Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin.

In this latest incident, police received a 911 call about an impaired driver on the Hammonds Plains Road near Hatfield Farms at 9:30 p.m.

Police say they located a 2004 Chevrolet Impala and charged Crain with impaired operation of a vehicle and operation of a vehicle with blood alcohol above 80 mg. He was also charged with failing to comply with bail conditions.

Crain appeared at Halifax provincial court Thursday and was remanded to the Burnside jail pending a show cause hearing for Friday.

Aside from the impaired driving charges, Crain is also scheduled to go to trial in March for assault, uttering a death threat and weapons-related offences.