Drunk driver from Nova Sco­tia leaves road, col­lides with power pole

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A 23-year-old man from Nova Sco­tia faces charges of im­paired driv­ing af­ter plow­ing his truck into a util­ity pole early Thurs­day morn­ing.

The RCMP re­ceived the call to the scene of the single-ve­hi­cle crash on Route 2 in Dun­staffnage at around 3 a.m.

The pickup truck had left the road­way and col­lided with a util­ity pole, re­sult­ing in a tem­po­rary power out­age in the area.

Po­lice ar­rested the Nova Sco­tia man at the scene for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

The driver and a pas­sen­ger were sub­se­quently trans­ported to the Queen Elizabeth Hos­pi­tal in Char­lot­te­town by am­bu­lance where they were treated with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

North Shore Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and Is­land EMS also re­sponded to the scene.

Queens District RCMP, which is con­tin­u­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tion, en­cour­ages driv­ers to be alert on the roads and con­tinue re­port­ing sus­pected im­paired driv­ers.

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