Young Hamilton man faces impaired driving charge following April crash: Police


Published May 18, 2022 at 12:21 pm

A young Hamilton man is facing impaired driving charges as the result of a single-vehicle collision at the end of April in the city’s downtown.

Hamilton Police said in a press release issued Wednesday (May 18), that the accident happened at the intersection of Queen Street South and HunterStreet West shortly before 11 p.m. on April 29.

Police said a 21-year-old driver and two passengers were in a westbound moving Volkswagen on Hunter approaching the offset intersection at Queen. The driver reportedly failed to navigate the intersection and ended up hitting a fence and concrete blocks, some of which fell onto train tracks located below street level.

The car sustained significant damage and all three occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said they have since determined that speed and impairment were both factors in the crash.

All of the vehicle’s occupants have since been released from hospital and are recovering at home but the driver, upon his recent release, was arrested on Tuesday (May 17) and charged with the following:

  • Two Counts of Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm

The driver is scheduled to appear in court in June.

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