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Pictou RCMP capture fleeing impaired driver, Pictou, N.S.

RCMP in Pictou County have charged a 23 year old Waterside man for numerous offences after an intense few minutes in the Town of Pictou last evening.

At approximately 4:30 p.m.

yesterday, RCMP responded to a 911 call of a hit and run on West River road in Pictou. A stopped van was struck at the intersection of Haliburton and West River road by an older Dodge truck, which then proceeded up High Street and drove into the front step of a home, destroying the steps. Witnesses say the truck then proceeded onto Welsford Street where it struck a power pole, knocking it over. Badly damaged, the truck drove to the end of a dirt road, where witnesses say the driver fled the on foot, accompanied by his brown dog, and disappeared into the woods.

RCMP scoured the area and within minutes, an officer spotted a man and a dog as passengers in a vehicle that was headed out of town. The officer stopped the vehicle and discovered that the passenger was in fact the driver of the suspect truck. Dexter Clarke, of Waterside, was arrested and taken into custody. He is facing a slew of charges, including Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle.

Clarke remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial court tomorrow.

Source: Release

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