East Wallace man charged with impaired driving and arson

A 49-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving and arson after a home was severely damaged in East Wallace.

RCMP officers were called to the scene on Coulter Road around 4:25 p.m. Sunday, saying the caller indicated a man intentionally set a home on fire after an argument with a woman over whether he was sober enough to drive.

Police and fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the house, and RCMP say the basement and main floor of the home sustained severe damage.

Witnesses reported seeing a man leaving the area in a truck.

Gordon Edward Spicer of East Wallace was arrested and taken to the detachment for a breath test.

The matter remains under investigation, and the Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to assist.