Impaired driver arrested in Pictou County

Pictou District RCMP say a 66-year-old was arrested for impaired driving after a caller reported him passed out behind the wheel of a truck on the side of the highway.

Officers responded to the call around 8:00 a.m. on June 1 and located the vehicle near Exit 19 on Highway 104 in Saltsprings.

RCMP say the driver was showing signs of being impaired by alcohol and was arrested and transported to Pictou Detachment where his breath test read three times the legal limit of 80 mg%.

The man is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80mg%.

Police say he was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on August 6.