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Cruiser hit as officers dealt with alleged drunk driver – Metro US

Cruiser hit as officers dealt with alleged drunk driver

An alleged drunk driver struck a RCMP patrol cruiser as its officer was dealing with another impaired driving incident early Sunday morning in Beaver Bank.

Police say at 2:30 a.m., they responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Beaver Bank Road and learned two males had fled the scene. Police eventually found the two men and say they were passengers in the car. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired driving.

As police dealt with this matter, Halifax RCMP say a vehicle struck one of its patrol cars. The driver then tried to flee the scene, police allege, but was apprehended a short time later.

A 19-year-old female was charged with impaired driving. No one was hurt.

The impaired driving arrests were two of six handed out by Halifax RCMP over the weekend. The previous weekend, Halifax RCMP charged five people with impaired driving.

In another incident from the weekend, police say a man was found asleep in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running after an accident took place early Saturday morning in East Lawrencetown.

Police wound up searching the vehicle and found a rifle, ammunition and marijuana. A 27-year-old man was charged.

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