Driver arrested after collision along Highway 104

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ALMA – The driver of a tractor trailer was arrested by local RCMP.

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 9-1-1 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.

The investigation is ongoing.

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