Driver escapes uninjured after vehicle hits utility pole

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Police respond to 14 complaints over the weekend

Amherst police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the corner of Ratchford and Acadia Street on Sunday after a man's vehicle struck a utility pole on snow covered roads.

AMHERST – An 81-year-old driver escaped without injuries after his vehicle struck a utility pole at the intersection of Acadia and Ratchford Street on Sunday.

Roads were snow covered at the time.

In total, police responded to 14 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, police arrested a 44-year-old man for being intoxicated in a public place after responding to reports that a man was kicking a door of a residence on Albion Street.

The man was held in cells until sober and then turned over to RCMP in Shediac, N.B., where he has an outstanding warrant.

A 37-year-old man is facing charges of breaching his probation following an incident on Church Street. Police observed the man out past his curfew, contrary to the conditions of his probation order.

While dealing with that matter a 47-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication as he attempted to obstruct police.

On Saturday, police went to an apartment on Mission Street to deal with a report of a domestic dispute. Investigation revealed the dispute was a verbal one, and a 17-year-old male was driven to another residence for the night.

No charges are being pursued at this time.

Police also responded to a 911 hang-up complaint at an Oceanview Drive residence. A child was reported to have been playing with a phone.

A 37-year-old man was charged with being unlawfully at large after failing to show at the Cumberland Correctional Centre to serve his weekend sentence.

A 40-year-old man was charged with failing to stop at a red light after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Albion and Pleasant Street.

Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to contact the police department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: RCMP, Cumberland Correctional Centre, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Albion Street, Acadia, Ratchford Street Shediac Church Street Mission Street Pleasant Street

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