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Nelson man facing charges related to vehicle accident

The stone wall in front of the Nelson Courthouse was damaged early this morning during a vehicle accident.  - Tamara Hynd
The stone wall in front of the Nelson Courthouse was damaged early this morning during a vehicle accident.
— image credit: Tamara Hynd

Nelson Police Department (NPD) members responded to multiple 911 reports of a single vehicle collision in front of the Nelson Courthouse early this morning, on June 14, at approximately 1:45 a.m.

NPD members arrived on scene and found the extensively damaged vehicle still occupied by a male driver and male passenger.  Both the driver and passenger side airbags were deployed.

Witnesses at the scene reported observing the vehicle lose control while attempting to negotiate the corner at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle then reportedly collided with a stone wall in front of the Nelson Courthouse.  A section of the stone wall was significantly damaged during the collision.

The driver of the vehicle, a 23 year old Nelson man, was subsequently investigated for Impaired Driving and is facing several charges in relation to the incident.

The driver also sustained minor injuries from the collision.

Any further witnesses to this incident are encouraged to contact the Nelson Police Department at (250)354-3919.

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