Hit and run leads to impaired driving charges

Halifax District RCMP arrested a 21-year-old Halifax man following a report of a hit and run in Bedford.

At 11:50 p.m. on May 14, police received a call of a hit and run that occurred on Highway 102, and that the suspect vehicle was travelling towards Lower Sackville. Police then received a report that the suspect vehicle had left the roadway on Beaver Bank Rd. in Mount Uniacke.

Police arrived on scene as the three occupants were getting out of the vehicle. The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Lower Sackville RCMP Detachment for further breath samples. No one was injured during these incidents.

The driver was later released and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on July 21 at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Dangerous Operation, Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%.

If you believe someone is driving in a way that poses an immediate threat to public safety, please call 911 when it is safe to do so. Include as much detail as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle and driver description, and licence plate number.

Source: Release #notw

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