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Collision caused by impaired driver – Upper Sackville

Just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Halifax District RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Upper Sackville.

The driver of a 2004 Honda Civic was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, when witness’ claim it side-swiped a second vehicle, a 2012 Mazda 5. The Mazda then entered the ditch where it rolled over on to it’s roof. The Honda proceeded to crash in to the guard rail on the bridge. Both drivers were not injured.

A 61-year-old man from Bedford was arrested at the scene and is facing charges for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80 mg% and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was later released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 10.

The investigation is continuing. For reference, this file # is 2018-132804.

Halifax District RCMP reminds motorists to call 911 if you suspect a driver is impaired. Your call could save someone’s life.

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Source : Media Release

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