Antigonish County man facing impaired driving charges following four-vehicle collision

PRESTON: Halifax District RCMP charged a driver from Antigonish County following a four-vehicle collision on Highway 7 in Preston Saturday evening.

At 5:20 p.m. RCMP responded to a collision in the 1900 block of Highway 7, in Preston. The collision involved four vehicles, including two SUVs and two cars. A red car veered into oncoming traffic and struck another car and then two SUVs. The passenger of the red car, a 36-year-old woman from Truro, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.  The other five people involved were checked and released at the scene.

The driver of the red car showed signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene without incident. He was transported to the Cole Harbour Detachment to provide further breath samples.

Morris James Lanceleve, 35, has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance, operating a conveyance with blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit, and failure to comply with a recognizance. Further charges are pending as the RCMP investigation is ongoing.

Lanceleve was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.