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    Three sent to hospital after May 25 collision

    Chestermere RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a two-vehicle injury collision on Chestermere Boulevard west of Rainbow Road on May 25.

    At about 10:20 p.m. police, fire and EMS responded to a collision between an eastbound sedan occupied by a Chestermere family of three and a westbound sedan with a Calgary man and his two children.

    The westbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with the eastbound vehicle.

    Emergency crews transported one women from the eastbound vehicle to hospital.

    Both children from the westbound sedan were transported to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary to be assessed.

    The remaining people were assessed on scene and release by paramedics.

    Chestermere RCMP said that their investigation determined that the driver of the westbound sedan was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

    The westbound vehicle had been seen to be driving erratically and had been reported to police minutes before the collision.

    Police arrested the 43-year-old driver on scene for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and transported him the detachment for a breath sample.

    The driver failed to provide an adequate breath sample.

    As a result, the man has been charged with both Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired, and Failure to Provide a Suitable Sample of Breath.

    He has been released and is to appear in Strathmore Provincial Court on those charges.

    Police continue to investigate the collision and said addition charges could be laid.

    Chestermere RCMP encourage residents to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911 when it is safe.

    When calling, residents should try to have the suspect vehicle’s license plate, description and the direction of travel.

    Police said that the remain committed to road safety in the city.

    Enforcement efforts will continue to be focused on catching impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers.