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Indian Brook man charged after fleeing RCMP checkpoint

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An Indian Brook man is facing charges after fleeing an RCMP checkpoint near Amherst. - SaltWire Network

AMHERST, N.S. – A 27-year-old Indian Brook man is facing numerous charges after fleeing from a checkpoint on Highway 104 near the border with New Brunswick.

RCMP Northwest Traffic Services were conducting the checkpoint on the Exit 3 ramp on Jan. 5. A vehicle took the offramp from the highway, and just before it arrived at the check point, performed a U-turn and got back on the highway.

RCMP officers located and stopped the vehicle, and after preliminary investigation, determined that the driver was currently in violation of his court-ordered house arrest and was also driving while prohibited. When police demanded a sample of his breath for alcohol screening, the driver failed to comply with the demand.

The driver, who was remanded in custody, is facing charges of driving while prohibited, failing to comply with a roadside screening device demand, driving without insurance and displaying a licence plate issued for another vehicle.

An 18-year-old man from Truro was in the passenger seat and is charged with possession of cannabis by a person under age 19 and illegal possession of liquor.

He will appear in court on March 8.

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