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Hanover police arrest impaired driver found in restaurant drive-thru

A Hanover Police Service's sign is seen in this undated photo. (File) A Hanover Police Service's sign is seen in this undated photo. (File)

A Hanover man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Hanover Police Service said they responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver on 10th Street.

Officers said they then found the vehicle in a restaurant’s drive thru.

The 24-year-old driver from Hanover allegedly refused to provide a breath sample, and resisted arrest. Police said the male suspect hit an officer in the face while attempting to flee, but was quickly apprehended.

Officers said they seized a small quantity of methamphetamine along with open alcohol from the vehicle.

The suspect was lodged in police cells and later released when he sobered, facing the following charges.

  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance - methamphetamine
  • Fail or refusal to comply with demand
  • Resist peace officer
  • Operation while prohibited x 2
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Fail to surrender insurance card
  • Drive motor vehicle, fail to display two plates
  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle - open liquor
  • Driving while under suspension Top Stories


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