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Impaired Driver Arrested Following Collision in St. John's

A 33-year-old man from Conception Bay South was placed under arrest after a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in St. John’s this morning.

Just after 8 a.m. RNC officers responded to a report of a multi-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in the westbound lane, just east of the Team Gushue Highway.

Police determined that a pickup truck travelling eastbound collided with the rear end of a sedan, resulting in the sedan crossing the median and colliding with an SUV travelling westbound. The operator of the sedan and the SUV were sent to hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

The 33-year-old male driver of the pick-up truck was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, and impaired driving while over 80 mg of alcohol. His license has also been suspended.

While examining the collision scene, officers observed multiple drivers using cell phones to take video or photos of the scene. As a result, seven drivers were issued tickets for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

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