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Impaired driver arrested in North Sydney

Northeast RCMP Traffic Services has arrested an impaired driver after a collision on Hwy. 125 in North Sydney.

On March 9 at 2:13 p.m., while on patrol, police observed a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 125 in North Sydney.

The small car had been travelling east on Hwy. 125 when it went off the road and came to rest in the ditch.

Police stopped to check on the occupants and observed that the driver and sole occupant, a 33-year-old Sydney Mines man, was showing signs of impairment.

The man attempted to flee the scene on feet, but was unsuccessful and was arrested a short distance from the scene.

During the arrest, the driver resisted the police officer’s efforts, however the driver was eventually subdued.

A witness stepped in to stay with the police officer until more officers arrived at the scene.

Police would like to thank the witness for assisting the officer.

The driver was initially transported to the North Sydney RCMP Detachment but was later taken to hospital by ambulance due to concerns about their level of intoxication.

While at the hospital, police demanded that the driver provided a sample of blood to determine the concentration of alcohol, if any, in their blood.

The driver refused to comply with the demand and was later released from hospital and police custody on an Appearance Notice.

The driver will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on April 19, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. and will be facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Refusal to Provide a Blood Sample, Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Failure to Comply with Conditions of a Release Order (3 counts).

The man was also issued Summary Offence Tickets for Driving While Revoked and Driving Without Insurance.

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