Lunenburg District, Nova Scotia – Starting early Saturday evening, Lunenburg District RCMP members responded to several motor vehicle collisions resulting in numerous arrests, making for a very busy 24 hour period for the District.
On Saturday, October 1:
At 4:22 p.m., RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 103 in Middlewood resulting in a power outage to the area after the vehicle struck a power pole. Upon arrival, police learned that a passenger of the vehicle fled the scene into the nearby woods. A 19-year-old female from New Germany, who was also a passenger, was charged with breaching court conditions and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 7 at 9:30 a.m. RCMP Police Dog Service attempted to locate the passenger, however at 6:45 p.m., were diverted to respond to another collision involving a 48-year-old man who was arrested after his vehicle crashed in to the ditch and landed on its roof nearby the first single motor vehicle collision. The man, who is from Shelburne, was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
On Sunday October 2:
At 2:55 a.m. RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Ramey Rd., Barrs Corner. The vehicle left the road and struck a power pole, causing the pole to break. The driver, an 18-year-old man from Mahone Bay has been charged with Impaired Driving and is scehduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
A 11:06 a.m. RCMP responded to a complaint of an impaired driver in Lunenburg Town. Police located the driver and arrested him for impaired driving. A 63-year-old man from Lunenburg has been charged with Impaired Driving and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on November 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
At 4:04 p.m. RCMP were called to a disturbance on Monk Rd., Upper Branch. The investigation revealed that a 40-year-old female used her vehicle to ram another vehicle which had three occupants inside, including two children. The female also attempted to run over a male who tried to prevent her from leaving the scene, hitting him with the vehicle in the process. A short while later, police located and arrested the driver, who is from Upper Branch. She has been charged with Impaired Driving and Assault with a Weapon. She appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court on November 2, 2016.
Lunenburg District RCMP encourages motorists to report impaired drivers to the police. If you have concerns about someone’s driving, call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so and provide as much information as possible about the car, driver, and location.
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