9-1-1 call results in arrest for impaired driving

Pictou Advocate Breaking News

New Glasgow Regional Police’s crackdown on impaired driving has resulted in another charge being laid, thanks to the assistance of a concerned citizen.

On Friday, Feb. 9 at approximately 5:50 p.m., New Glasgow Regional arrested a 56 year-old from Pictou County with impaired driving, after a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report a speeding Chevrolet truck had just collided with a parked Toyota Rav4.

Police immediately responded to area of North Avenue, New Glasgow and arrested the male driver.

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The driver was charged with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and refusal to provide breath sample.

The driver will appear in court at a later date.

Const. Ken MacDonald said, “The quick response of the citizen calling 9-1-1 to report the impaired driver may have saved lives.”