RCMP arrested man after collision with pedestrian

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RCMP arrested man after collision with pedestrian

Halifax District RCMP arrested a Westphal man following a collision involving a pedestrian in Cherry Brook yesterday.

On October 7 at 4:20 p.m. Halifax District RCMP were called to a collision involving a pedestrian on Chery Brook Rd. Members attended and located a youth who was struck by a truck. The truck had left the scene prior to police arrival. The youth was taken to hospital by EHS for non-life threatening injuries.

A short time later, police located the truck and the driver at a home in Lawrencetown. The driver was arrested for failing to remain at the scene of a collision and showed signs of impairment. The member administered the roadside screening device, which the driver failed. The driver was taken to the Cole Harbour Detachment to provide further breath samples which were over the legal limit.

The driver, a 60-year-old man, was later released and is schedule to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 24 at 9: 30 a.m. to face charges of Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm, Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over​ 80​ mg% and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing in Bodily Harm.

The investigation is ongoing.

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