Beaverlodge RCMP investigation of collision results in charges

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BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – Beaverlodge RCMP have laid charges following an investigation into a collision.

According to RCMP, on December 25, at approximately 6:35 p.m., they responded to a 9-1-1 call of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 43, north of Beaverlodge.

RCMP, EMS, and Fire responded to the location.

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Police say two occupants of an SUV were taken to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. The male driver, the lone occupant of a truck, left the scene on foot. Police located the male and he was arrested.

51-year-old James David “Troy” Richards, of Goodfare, Alberta has been charged with the following:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm
  • Operation while impaired
  • Operation while impaired over 80 mg% causing bodily harm
  • Failure to stop after accident
  • Overtake and pass vehicle when unsafe
  • Drive carelessly
  • Operate motor vehicle without holding subsiding operator’s licence

Richards is scheduled to appear at the Grande Prairie Provincial Court on February 10, 2020.

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