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Impaired driving charges laid in crash on Circle Drive in Saskatoon

Police, paramedics and fire crews on scene of a collision on Circle Drive near 33rd Street.
Police, paramedics and fire crews on scene of a collision on Circle Drive near 33rd Street. Brady Ratzlaff/Global News

Saskatoon police say a woman is facing impaired driving charges after a crash Saturday evening on Circle Drive.

The single-vehicle crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. between 33rd Street West and Airport Drive.

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Five people were in the vehicle. Three people were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver, a 20-year-old woman, is facing three impaired driving causing bodily harm charges.

Police said they charged a second woman with impaired driving while investigating the crash.

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Officers said a vehicle was travelling southbound at freeway speeds in the northbound lanes when it came up to the crash scene.

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The driver then tried to avoid the collision area and instead became blocked by the barricades, police said.

The 26-year-old woman is facing an impaired driving charge and will appear in Saskatoon provincial court on Jan. 14, 2020.

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