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Near collision leads to drunk driving charge

By Brendan Burke [1]

BELLEVILLE – A near collision led to a impaired driving charge for a Bancroft [2] man on Saturday morning.

At 9:50 a.m., Bancroft OPP [3] officers spotted a vehicle narrowly miss another motorist near Hastings Street North and Snow Road [4].

After pulling the driver over, police determined the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

A 54-year-old Bancroft man was arrested at the scene and charged with driving over the legal limit.

He is due to appear in a Bancroft court on Oct. 18.