Eastern Passage road painter struck by pickup truck, driver charged

EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. — An Eastern Passage man has been charged with impaired driving after a construction worker was struck while painting yellow road lines on Friday morning.

Halifax District RCMP said a 59-year-old Halifax man was working on Main Road when he was hit by a Toyota Tacoma at about 11:30 p.m., suffering serious injuries.

Police said the 36-year-old man driving the truck wasn’t hurt but was showing signs of impairment.

He was arrested and taken to the Cole Harbour RCMP detachment where he gave breath samples over the legal limit, police say.

The accused was later released and is scheduled to appear in court in Dartmouth on Dec. 13 to face charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 80 mg or over and impaired driving causing bodily harm.

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