Richmond County District RCMP has arrested an impaired driver after a collision on Hwy. 4 in Barra Head.
On November 30, at 7:31 p.m., police were dispatched to a report of a traffic hazard on Hwy. 4 in Barra Head. Police learned that two vehicles had been travelling on Hwy. 4 when they ran over a piece of wood that was on the road. Police noted that a nearby guardrail had been heavily damaged and that the piece of wood had come from the guardrail. Both vehicles suffered significant damage but no one was injured.
Police observed a trail of fluids on Hwy. 4 and followed the trail from the collision scene to a commercial transport truck parked on Grenville St. in St. Peter’s. The truck had suffered damage consistent with a collision with a guardrail. Police spoke with the truck driver, a 41-year-old Miramichi man, and observed that he was displaying signs of impairment. The man provided a sample of breath in an Approved Screening Device which resulted in a “Fail”. He was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and was transported to the St. Peter’s RCMP Detachment where he provided additional samples of breath, both over the legal limit.
The man was released on charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation of a Conveyance over 80mg%. He will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court at a later date. He was also served with Summary Offence Tickets for Failing to Immediately Stop at the Scene of an Accident, Depositing Material that May Damage Tires on Highway and Illegal Possession of Liquor.
The investigation is continuing.