Harold Terrance MacNeil is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, Mischief, Resisting a Peace Officer, Failure to Provide a Breath Sample and Impaired Driving.
At approximately 2:20 PM on August 13th, Cape Breton Regional Police responded to reports of a possible impaired driver, whose camper van had struck a parked vehicle at a residence on Beacon Street. No one was injured. Upon police arrival, witnesses reported the driver had fled the scene on foot, heading towards the dirt track around the Beacon Street Dam.
The K-9 Unit responded and located the suspect driver, who would not listen to police commands. As a result, the police service dog engaged the suspect’s leg and police made the arrest. The suspect showed obvious signs of impairment and refused the demand for a Breathalyzer. He received a minor injury to his leg and was taken to Glace Bay Hospital where he was treated and released back into police custody.
Police obtained witness statements and held MacNeil in police custody until charges were laid in Court today.