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Dashcam catches wrong-way driver in Calgary

Police investigate wrong-way driver caught on dash-cam
Dash-cam video posted to Facebook shows a wrong-way driver on Stoney Trail around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Calgary police confirmed a man has been charged with impaired driving in connection with an incident caught on dashcam video on Stoney Trail Saturday morning.

In a statement Monday afternoon, a Calgary Police Service (CPS) spokesperson said police received numerous reports of a minivan driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes of Stoney Trail near Glenmore Trail and 114 Avenue S.E. at around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

CPS said the minivan hit a vehicle, then continued driving for a short distance, hit a second vehicle and then came to a stop.

A portion of the incident was caught on a dashboard camera and posted to Facebook by Rafael Martinez.

The dramatic early-morning video appears to show a vehicle approaching at a high speed. The vehicle clips a car, then a loud crash is heard. The clipped vehicle then spins out of control before safely coming to a stop. One of the occupants is then heard yelling, “Call 911!”

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According to police, no one was injured in either crash.

Patrick Gamblin, 35, of Calgary was charged with impared operation of a vehicle and failure or refusal to provide a breath sample. He will appear in court April 25, 2018.