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Backhoe driver arrested after low-speed pursuit

New Brunswick RCMP say driver was only travelling about 10 kilometres per hour, but refused to stop


 

FREDERICTON — A 27-year-old Alberta man is in custody following an early morning low-speed pursuit on the Trans-Canada highway in New Brunswick involving a backhoe.

RCMP Const. Derek Black says police were called around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday about a backhoe on the highway west of Fredericton that was impeding traffic and didn’t have any lights on.

Black says the driver was only travelling about 10 kilometres per hour, but refused to stop.

He says the backhoe was finally halted with the help of the Fredericton Police and a spikebelt.

Black says the backhoe damaged some asphalt and a number of guardrails over a distance of about 15 kilometres.

Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

 


 
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