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Man facing impairment charges after school bus rear-ended in Digby County

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GROSSES COQUES, N.S. —

A 71-year-old man is facing impairment charges after a stopped school bus was rear-ended in Digby County.

At 2:30 p.m. on April 15, a bus was stopped on Hwy. 1, with its red lights flashing, as students were getting off, when a small car travelling in the same direction his the back of the bus.

When Meteghan RCMP  arrived, they found a heavily damaged car and noted signs of impairment by alcohol on the driver. A 71-year-old man from Grosses Coques was arrested and taken to to the detachment for a breath test. His blood alcohol level was found to be almost three times the limit. He was held in custody until sober, and then released. The man is scheduled to attend Digby Provincial Court on June 10. 

No one was hurt in the collision.

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