Im­paired charges laid af­ter wrong-way crash

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

DUN­SMORE, Alta. — RCMP have laid a dozen charges af­ter a preChrist­mas head-on col­li­sion in south­east­ern Alberta that re­sulted in se­ri­ous in­juries. A sport-util­ity ve­hi­cle and a car col­lided Dec. 17 on the Tran­sCanada High­way near Dun­smore, about 300 kilo­me­tres south­east of Calgary. Po­lice say the car was trav­el­ling east in the west­bound lanes of the di­vided high­way. Three peo­ple who were among those in­jured were air­lifted to Calgary from the nearby Medicine Hat hos­pi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment. Cur­tis Beisel of Cypress County is fac­ing eight im­paired-re­lated charges, along with an­other four counts of dan­ger­ous driv­ing caus­ing harm. Beisel has been re­leased on $1,000 bail and is to ap­pear in court again on Jan. 26.

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