2020-06-24

Local man faces drunk driving, firearms charges after alleged assault near Chester

by Keith Corcoran

The alleged combination of alcohol, a gun, and a car accident landed a Lunenburg County man in trouble with the law.

Lunenburg district RCMP said a 35-year-old Windsor Road man is facing assault, drunk driving and firearms charges after law enforcement was told of a late-night dispute in the suspect's home community, near Chester.

An assault call came to police at about 11:30 p.m., June 11, and information provided to authorities indicated a suspect left the scene and was believed to be impaired.

A vehicle was located off the road and the driver was arrested, RCMP said in a news release about the matter. The suspect allegedly registered a blood alcohol readings more than three times the legal limit for a fully-licenced driver.

"Additional information provided to police indicated the suspect had fired rounds off inside the home and had the firearm with him when he left in the vehicle," police said.

"No firearms were found when the suspect was arrested, so a RCMP police dog and handler were called to assist. They located the firearm, a shotgun, not far from the collision scene."

The accused is expected to be arraigned on the charges, which have not been tested in court, later this month.

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