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Pictou RCMP make impaired driving arrests

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FOXBROOK – Last night at approximately 11 p.m. Pictou County RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Foxbrook Road, Pictou County.

Witnesses reported a vehicle travelling northbound had passed another vehicle on a double solid line at a high rate of speed. A short distance down the road, the reported vehicle collided with an oncoming car. The investigation revealed that the passenger was arguing with the driver and grabbed the steering wheel causing it to swerve into the southbound lane and strike an oncoming car.

The 19-year-old driver was arrested at the scene for impaired driving and dangerous driving. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on May 8, 2017.

The 19-year-old passenger was transported to the Aberdeen Hospital and placed under arrest. Charges are pending following further investigation.

No other injuries were reported.

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