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  • Wednesday July 17th, 2013

    Posted at 8:03am

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    A 57-year-old Nova Scotia man has been arrested following a wrong way, drunk driving incident on a one way street.

    Police were called to the area of Victoria and Erie around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.

    A citizen was following a suspected impaired driver who was driving on sidewalks, driving the wrong way on a one way street and swerving all over the place.

    When the car stopped near Victoria and Erie, the citizen ran over to the car and put it into park but the driver kept putting it back into gear. Police say the citizen then reached in and removed the car keys.

    Police approached the suspect car and the driver refused to exit his car. Officers could tell the suspect was
    impaired and arrested him and had to physically remove him from the car.

    Police say the suspect had also struck three parked vehicles on Victoria and a car in the 400 block of Elliott Street.

    According to police, a breathalyzer test indicted the driver had just over 4 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

    He was taken to hospital to be checked due to the extreme amount of alcohol in his system.

    Terrance Jessome of Nova Scotia was charged with Leaving an accident scene, Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, exceeding 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

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    • Susan Iatonna

      Kudos to the citizen who stopped the &*(&((^* from injuring or killing someone. This person was very heroic and it was a brave thing to do and should be recognized for doing so.