Guysborough teen facing impaired driving charges after close call

Published on May 9, 2017

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Little Dover, NS - A 17-year-old is facing several charges after causing an accident, and almost hitting a runner, while driving on the weekend.

Just before 10 a.m. on May 7, runners were proceeding around a curve when a car, coming from behind, attempted to pass a fire truck that was positioned at the end of the race. A pickup truck was proceeding slowly past the runners in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The driver lost control of the car, which almost hit one of the runners before striking the pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup was injured, and taken to hospital by EHS. The driver of the car, who is from New Harbour, Guysborough County, was arrested at the scene for impaired driving and was transported to Guysborough District RCMP for a breath test. His blood alcohol content was found to be over the legal limit and he is facing charges of impaired driving, and driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and causing bodily harm. He was also served tickets for passing in the face of oncoming traffic and for being a newly licensed driver operating a motor vehicle with alcohol in his blood.