RCMP Beaverlodge investigation of collision results in charges

Beaverlodge, Alberta – On Dec. 25, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Beaverlodge RCMP responded to a 911 call of a two vehicle collision on Highway 43, north of Beaverlodge.

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RCMP, EMS, and Fire responded to the location. The two occupants of an SUV were taken to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. The male driver, the lone occupant of a truck, left the scene on foot. Police located the male and he was arrested.

James David “Troy” Richards (51), of Goodfare, Alta. has been charged with the following:

• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm

• Operation while impaired

• Operation while impaired over 80 mg% causing bodily harm

• Failure to stop after accident

• Overtake and pass vehicle when unsafe

• Drive carelessly

• Operate motor vehicle without holding subsiding operator’s licence

Richards is scheduled to appear at the Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Feb. 10, 2020.

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