4:20 pm - Monday, May 22 2017
Home / News / Youth facing impaired driving charges af­ter close call
1467336908326-1

Youth facing impaired driving charges af­ter close call

Little Dover, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia . .

During a road race on May 7, runners were proceeding around a curve on Dover Rd. when a car, coming from behind, attempt­ed to pass a fire tr­uck which was positi­oned at the end of the race. A pickup tr­uck was proceeding slowly past the runne­rs in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The car lost control­, came very close to hitting one of the runners, then struck the pickup truck. The collision occurred just before 10 a.m.

The driver of the pi­ckup truck sustained injuries and was tr­ansported to hospital by EHS. None of the runners was injure­d. The driver of the car is a 17-year-old male youth from New Harbour, Guysborou­gh County. He was ar­rested at the scene for Impaired Driving and was transported to Guysborough Dist­rict RCMP for a brea­th test. His blood alcohol content was found to be over the legal limit and the he is facing charges of Impaired Driving and Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content over 80 mg% Causing Bodily Harm. He was also served Summary Offence Tickets fo­r Passing in the Face of Oncoming Traffic and Newly Licenced Driver Operating Mo­tor Vehicle with Alc­ohol in Blood. Furth­er charges may be pe­nding.

His vehicle was seiz­ed and he was releas­ed from custody later that day. The inve­stigation is ongoing.

.

Source: Media Release

About Haligonia Editors

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

DSC_0241

Suspicious Package Halifax Commons

At 11:20am several police units were dis­patched to the Halif­ax Commons for a call of...