Two Weekend Collisions in Thunder Bay Lead to Two Impaired Driving Charges

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Impaired Incidents: Two Separate Collisions, Same Outcome

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Two individuals have been charged with impaired driving following two separate accidents over the weekend in Thunder Bay, highlighting ongoing concerns about road safety and impaired driving in the area.

First Incident: Collision with Light Post on Vickers Street

Late Saturday evening, Thunder Bay Police were called to a single-vehicle accident on the 100 block of Vickers Street North. A vehicle struck a light post and left the scene, but a crucial clue was left behind—a front licence plate.

This lead police to the vehicle’s registered address where they discovered a severely damaged car with a matching rear licence plate.

The 35-year-old driver now faces charges related to impaired driving and other violations under the Highway Traffic Act, including failure to remain at the scene and failure to report an accident.

Following the charges, the individual was released with a promise to appear in court.

Second Incident: Golf Links Road Mishap

In the early hours of Sunday, another incident occurred on the 1200 block of Golf Links Road.

An 18-year-old driver lost control, veering into oncoming traffic, off the road, and ultimately striking two trees and a building.

This accident not only caused significant property damage but also resulted in injuries for the driver, who was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Like the first driver, this individual has been charged with impaired operation of a vehicle and dangerous driving, with a court appearance pending.

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