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Man charged with impaired driving in head-on Ring Road crash

A Regina man is facing an impaired driving charge following a head-on collision involving a semi and a pickup truck on Ring Road early Saturday morning.
A Regina man is facing an impaired driving charge following a head-on collision involving a semi and a pickup truck on Ring Road early Saturday morning. Connor ODonovan / Global News

A 31-year-old Regina man is charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm following a head-on collision on Ring Road early Saturday, according to police.

The collision occurred in the westbound lanes of the highway at around 3 a.m. It involved a semi and a pickup truck, which was driving the wrong way.

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The driver of the pickup truck, Kraig Skoye, was transported to hospital with serious injuries. He is the person now facing the impaired driving charge.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 38-year-old man from Calgary, was also taken to hospital for injuries.

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A collision reconstructionist investigated the collision.

The lanes heading eastbound and westbound were shut down for a period of time but all lanes were fully reopened at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Police say Skoye was released on a justice of the peace undertaking to appear in court on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.