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Husband burns down home after wife told him he was too drunk to drive

By Mason White 3:58 PM September 7, 2017
House fire (illustration)
House fire (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A husband burned down his house after his wife refused to allow him to drive under the influence of alcohol, according to police in Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia, said that on Monday, at around 4:30 p.m., officers were called to the couple’s home on Coulter Road, in East Wallace.

The wife indicated that her husband intentionally set their home on fire, following a verbal dispute over whether he was sober enough to drive a car.

Officers and volunteer firefighters from the area arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke coming from the home.

The husband was seen by witnesses leaving the area in a truck.

He was arrested by police, and was taken to the station for a breath test.

Gordon Edward Spicer, 49, of East Wallace, has been charged with arson and impaired driving.

The fire was extinguished, but the basement and main floor of the home sustained severe damage.