Guysborough RCMP charge youth following Collision

Posted at 10:33 am on May 9, 2017 | Filed Under: News

RCMP have laid charges following a crash in Guysborough County
During a road race Sunday morning, runners were proceeding around a curve on Dover Rd. when a car, coming from behind, attempted to pass a fire truck positioned at the end of the race. A pickup truck was proceeding slowly past the runners in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The car lost control, came very close to hitting one of the runners, then struck the pickup truck. The collision occurred just before 10 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck sustained injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. None of the runners was hurt. Police say the driver of the car,  a 17-year-old male youth from New Harbour, Guysborough County was arrested at the scene for Impaired Driving and was transported to Guysborough District RCMP for a breath test.  He is charged Impaired Driving and Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm. He was also ticketed for Passing in the Face of Oncoming Traffic and Newly Licensed Driver Operating a Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in his Blood.

Further charges may be pending.