RCMP investigates fatal collision / Yarmouth Rural RCMP charges impaired driver

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RCMP investigates fatal collision

At approximately 8:40 a.m. yesterday morning, police were notified of a single vehicle collision on Melbourne Rd. near Melbourne.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP, fire and EHS attended the scene and found a damaged pickup truck that had left the roadway, gone into a ditch and rolled onto its side. The driver of the truck, a 53-year-old man from Yarmouth County, was located trapped underneath the truck and was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

A collision reconstructionist attended, and the investigation is ongoing.


Yarmouth Rural RCMP charges impaired driver

Yarmouth Rural RCMP has charged a driver after receiving multiple reports of a transport truck driving erratically and dangerously on Highway 103.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on May 6, 2021, police responded and learned that a transport truck had been entering oncoming traffic, and there was significant concern for public safety. Police located the transport truck a short time later and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 50-year-old man from Digby County, displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired operation. Police transported the driver to the Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment, where he provided samples of breath of 190 mg% and 180 mg%, more than twice the legal limit.

The driver has since been released from custody and will be facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over​ 80​ mg%. The man will be appearing in Yarmouth Provincial Court at a later date.

If you believe someone is driving in a way that is an immediate threat to public safety, please call​ 911​ when it is safe to do so. Include as much detail as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle and driver description, and license plate number.

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