Driver arrested after tractor trailer collision along Highway 104

Pictou Advocate Breaking News

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.

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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.

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Heather Brimicombe
Heather Brimicombe is a Pictou County native and graduate from the University of King's College in Halifax with a Bachelor of Journalism Honours degree as well as a combined major in Sustainability. She has previously won a Canadian Communities Newspapers award for a multimedia feature and was part of a team nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalism data award in the investigative category. Photography, art, sports and outdoor activities are all hobbies of hers as well as crafting, and baking.