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Impaired driver hits parked cars then strikes building – Lunenburg

At 3:43 p.m. yesterday, Lunenburg District RCMP responded to several 911 calls of a black truck that was driving erratically through Lunenburg. Callers reported that parked cars had been struck, parking meters damaged, then the truck hit a building and continued on. Police located the truck at the corner of King and Montague Streets, with the driver sitting outside the vehicle.

The driver of the truck, a 41-year-old man from Lunenburg County, was arrested on scene for Alcohol-Impaired Driving. He was taken to Cookville Detachment for a breath test. The samples he provided were approximately 2.5 times the legal limit.

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Lunenburg Provincial Court on January 9, 2019. He is facing charges of Impaired Driving and Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%. In total, two parked cars sustained severe damage, an additional one had minor damages, two parking meters were damaged, and a building was damaged as well. One shop was damaged as well when a parking meter went through the store window. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

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Source : Media Release

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