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Man facing impaired driving charges after series of crashes
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 7:05PM MST
RCMP have laid a number of impaired driving charges against an Edmonton man, after a series of hit and run collisions were reported on Anthony Henday Drive Thursday afternoon.
Strathcona County RCMP were first notified of a hit and run crash on the Henday near Highway 14 at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
While police were on the scene of that incident, another multi-vehicle collision involving the same suspect vehicle was also reported on the Henday at Wye Road.
Investigators said a Jeep had been travelling eastbound on the Henday, when it’s believed the driver tried to drive between and pass two vehicles travelling side by side in the same direction.
Both vehicles were hit, before the suspect continued east towards Sherwood Park.
Police said about five kilometres away from the second crash, two more vehicles were hit at the exit from the Henday to Wye Road – but the suspect vehicle lost control, ending up in the median of the highway.
The suspect was arrested without incident – RCMP have charged 27-year-old Ryan Chambers with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, obstruction of a police officer and breach of recognizance, plus two counts each of dangerous driving and hit and run.
RCMP said Chambers is in custody, and has been scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court next Wednesday.
Occupants of other vehicles involved suffered minor injuries in the crashes – but the driver of the suspect vehicle was not injured.