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Winnipeg man charged with impaired driving after 7 sent to hospital

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Winnipeg police have charged a man with impaired driving after a serious crash on Friday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. police responded to the area of St. Charles Street and Portage Avenue, near the west Perimeter Highway and Unicity Mall for the report of a crash.

Police say a sedan had been speeding into the city from Headingley on the wrong side of the road.

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The sedan crashed into an eastbound vehicle on Portage Avenue, which rolled into the westbound lanes and crashed into two other vehicles.

Police say a total of seven people were taken to a hospital, including one with serious injuries.

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Everyone has since been treated and released.

Carlson Christopher Whiteway, a 28-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failing to provide a sample and driving without a license, among other charges.

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He was detained in custody.

This investigation is ongoing and police are looking for possible witnesses. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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