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Driver facing impaired charge after Big Nickel Mine Rd. crash

A 74-year-old woman was injured in the Wednesday collision

The driver involved in the collision on Big Nickel Mine Road that sent a 74-year-old woman to hospital has been charged with impaired operation causing bodily harm. 

Greater Sudbury Police report that at around 1:15 p.m. on April 12, officers were dispatched to a serious two-vehicle head-on collision on Big Nickel Mine Road. 

Patrol Operations attended the scene and found that one of the drivers had suffered life-threatening injuries and needed to be extricated from her vehicle by City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services. 

The 74-year-old woman was transported to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, where she was treated for her injuries.

Collision investigators determined that the second vehicle was travelling at an excessive speed when the driver lost control and crossed the centre line. 

The driver of that vehicle was found to be impaired by alcohol, said police. He was arrested and transported to hospital to be treated for the injuries he sustained as a result of the collision. He later provided breath samples that registered over the legal limit. 

As a result of the incident, the 37-year-old man has been charged with:

• Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm 

• Operation While Impaired Cause Bodily Harm 

• Operation While Impaired Having a Blood Alcohol Concentration Exceeding 80 mg/100 ml 

• Breach of Criminal Code Probation Order 

• Two counts of Breach of Provincial Offences Probation Order   

• Two Drive While Under Suspension 

He was released on an undertaking with a first appearance court date of June 7. 

His name cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process. 

The investigation into the collision is ongoing, and anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Traffic Management Unit at 705-675-9171, ext. 2421.