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Driver facing dodgy driving charges

A 36-year-old Nanoose Bay man is facing a charge of impaired driving after allegedly pulling doughnuts on Alberni Highway in Parksville Wednesday.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported police were called to a report of a single vehicle crash at approximately 9 p.m.

They were told by witnesses that a 1996 Dodge pickup truck was being driven in an erratic manner, doing donuts in the street when the driver lost control and the vehicle slammed into a power pole.

The man, the witness said, appeared to be intoxicated and fled the scene on foot.

He didn’t get far however. Police located the suspect close to the scene. Robertson said officers detected signs of intoxication and placed the man under arrest.          — News staff

 

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