Oct 07, 2012 - IT ISN'T JUST WHEN BARS CLOSE THAT YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED OVER IMPAIRED DRIVERS ON THE ROAD

Teen charged with impaired driving after striking pedestrian on Edmonton sidewalk

6 Oct 2012 - An 18-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm after a serious crash that left a 27-year-old pedestrian with critical injuries.

Police say the pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk on Jasper Avenue between 112th and 113th Streets at about 7 a.m. on Saturday, when a car that had been going east on Jasper crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic and then onto the sidewalk, hitting parking metres, newspaper boxes and the pedestrian.

The car hit a concrete garbage can and a light pole before coming to a stop.

According to information from the Edmonton Police Service, the pedestrian was taken to hospital by ambulance, and is listed in critical but stable condition.

The driver, Lukas Doucet, was treated for minor injuries.

Police say additional charges are pending.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

 

Alcohol blamed in fatal Stony Plain crash

5 Oct 2012 - A pickup truck burned through a stop sign near Stony Plain on Friday morning, hit a car and killed a 62-year-old woman.

The driver of the pickup was shaken but well enough to give a breath sample, said RCMP Cpl. Colette Zazulak. At 10 a.m., the man blew over the legal limit and was arrested for impaired driving causing death.

“Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon,” said Zazulak. “There are a lot of people impaired in the morning.”

The accident happened west of Stony Plain. The pickup truck was southbound on Range Road 31 and hit the car as it travelled west on Highway 16.

The dead woman was a passenger in the car. Her husband, the driver, suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover. Both were from Edmonton.

The driver of the pickup is from Alberta Beach.

Zazulak said a bail hearing was postponed until Saturday to give the man time to sober up.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

 

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