Youth arrested in Queens County for impaired driving

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Queens District RCMP arrested an impaired driver after responding to a single-vehicle collision on the evening of June 23.

Police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Nickerson Pond Road in Brooklyn, Queens County at approximately 7:40 p.m. according to a news release issued by the RCMP on June 24.

Police determined that a grey GMC Canyon left the roadway and rolled onto its side. “Initial reports indicated that there were multiple teenagers in the cab and cargo bed of the truck when it rolled,”

Multiple youth were treated for non-life-threatening injuries by EHS at the scene. The driver, a 17-year-old youth, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

“Police suspect that there may be a video capturing the vehicle driving and the subsequent collision,” according to the release. Anyone with photos, videos or access to social media posts about the collision is asked to contact the Queens District RCMP at 902-354-5721. Should one wish to remain anonymous, one can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

With the onset of graduation season and summer starting, police were reminding the public to drive responsibly and for drivers to be mindful of their alcohol consumption before getting behind the wheel.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin

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