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Two men facing charges after Yarmouth RCMP pull over vehicle and alleged struggle takes place during arrest

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YARMOUTH, N.S. —

Two men are facing charges following an incident in Yarmouth on Aug. 5 that started out when an RCMP officer pulled over a vehicle said to be speeding but ended with an alleged struggle as an arrest was being attempted.

The RCMP say the incident occurred on Monday, Aug. 5 at 5:10 p.m. near Exit 34 on Highway 101 in Hebron.

“An RCMP officer on regular patrol noticed a speeding vehicle and stopped it,” the RCMP said in information provided about the incident. “Grounds existed for an impaired driving investigation.”

The RCMP say there were three men in the truck. The driver was placed under arrest and struggled with the arresting officer, according to the RCMP, who say the struggle occurred on the shoulder of the road and on the road.

“The other men who were in the vehicle both got out of the truck as well, and one was interfering with the police officer's attempts to handcuff the driver,” say the RCMP. “The RCMP officer called for assistance and other RCMP officers in the area went immediately to the scene.”

The male driver was eventually handcuffed and taken to the detachment for a breath test. The male passenger who was interfering with the arrest was also arrested and taken to the detachment. Both men were released.

The driver, a 38-year-old man from Yarmouth, is facing charges of Speeding and Driving While Suspended (Motor Vehicle Act); as well as Assaulting a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Failing to Comply with a Breath Demand, and Impaired Driving. The passenger, a 26-year-old man from Yarmouth County is facing a charge of Obstruction.

Both men who were charged are scheduled to appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on Sept. 16. The charges at not been filed with the court at the time this information was posted so names had not been released.

The third man was not charged.

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