At approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 12, Pictou District RCMP was called to the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer in the median on Highway 104 near Alma.
Just prior to the collision, police were responding to a 911 call of a possible impaired driver involving this same vehicle. The vehicle was reportedly swerving between both lanes of traffic.
The driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle at the scene. He was then transported to hospital in New Glasgow for treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
A 50-year-old man from Canso is facing charges of Refusal of a Blood Demand and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on February 28, 2018.
The investigation is ongoing.