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

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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.

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.”

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