Just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, we received a call regarding a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Lorne Street between Applegrove Street and Oak Street.

A red SUV travelling towards Elm Street crossed the centre line and struck a white SUV travelling in the opposite direction. All four individuals involved in the collision were transported to hospital by Paramedics.

Upon speaking with the driver of the red SUV, Officers noticed visible signs of impairment. A Drug Recognition Expert and member of the Traffic Management Unit completed the relevant tests and it was determined that the man was impaired.

Members of our Traffic Management Unit were called to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident resulting in the road being closed for almost four hours while they were on scene.

The three men (ages 24, 27 and 32) that were in the white SUV at the time of the collision remain in hospital in serious but stable condition while the driver and lone occupant of the red SUV, a 29 year old man has been charged with the following;

  • Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm x3
  • Operation While Impaired by Drug Causing Bodily Harm x3

After the man was placed under arrest, he was searched and Officers located almost $1,000 worth of what is believed to be Purple Heroin. He was further charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance.

The man’s name cannot be released at this time as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process. He will appear in Court on August 5, 2020 to answer to the charges.