RCMP Charge Man in Fatal November 2019 Highway 3 Collision

Coaldale, Alberta – Coaldale RCMP have completed their investigation into the fatal collision on the early evening of November 25, 2019 on Highway 3 at the intersection leading into the Town of Coalhurst. The initial charge of “refusal to provide a blood sample”, laid against 36 year old Wesley Brian PHILLIPS of Lethbridge, AB, has been replaced with four other criminal charges.

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Wesley Brian PHILLIPS has now been charges with;

1. Failure or refusal to comply with a demand resulting in a collision causing death – contrary to Section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code.

2. Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired/over 80mg% causing death – contrary to Section 320.15(3) of the Criminal Code.

3. Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death – Contrary ro Section 320.13(3) of the Criminal Code.

4. Fail to comply with a probation order – contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

His matters have been put over to Lethbridge Provincial Court on the morning of February 14, 2020.

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