Collision on Hwy 1 results in impaired driving charges

Gleichen, Alberta – At approximately 7:00 am, Saturday, August 5th, Gleichen RCMP with the assistance of Siksika EMS, Bassano EMS, and Gleichen and Cluny Fire departments responded to a serious collision in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 1 near Range Road 215, between a Subaru Legacy and a 1957 Ford Fairlane.

The investigation revealed that the Subaru legacy was travelling east at an excessive speed when it rear-ended the Ford Fairlane. The three occupants of the Fairlane were all transported by ambulance to Calgary hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Subaru came to rest in the ditch and was engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived. The driver and lone occupant of the Subaru was not seriously injured and was found to be impaired by alcohol.

Charges are pending against the 27-year-old male driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, impaired operation of a motor vehicle over .80 milligrams causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. As charges have not yet been sworn, the man’s name can not be released.

Gleichen RCMP

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