**** RCMP Media Release
Halifax man arrested for Impaired Driving following hit and run
A Halifax man was arrested for Impaired Driving after driving on the wrong side of the highway and being involved in a hit and run collision.
Just after 10 p.m. on December 1, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) was dispatched to a complaint of a car driving inbound in the outbound lanes of the Bedford By-pass. HRP located the vehicle involved, a damaged Chrysler PT Cruiser, parked in the median near Dartmouth Rd.
This is within RCMP’s territory so an RCMP member attended and spoke to a 29-year-old Halifax man who identified himself as the driver. The man showed signs of impairment and failed the Roadside Screening Device Test. He was arrested without incident and faces charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance (by Alcohol) and Impaired Operation of a Conveyance (by Alcohol) with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds 80 mg%. He was also issued a Summary Offence Tickets for Failing to Drive on Right Side of Highway.
The same car and driver were identified to have been in a hit and run collision earlier that evening, so the man was issued an additional Summary Offence Ticket for Failing to Immediately Stop at the Scene of Collision.
The man was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on February 5, 2020.
RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision
Halifax District RCMP is investigating a two-vehicle collision that happened yesterday morning on Dutch Settlement Rd. in Lantz.
At 9:35 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a collision involving two dump trucks.
A preliminary investigation revealed that one truck was stopped and then pulled out in front of another truck that was going straight through the intersection. The driver of the truck that was stopped was not injured. The other driver was taken to hospital via EHS with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Dutch Settlement Rd. was closed for several hours but has since been re-opened.
The investigation is ongoing.