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Police charge 18-year-old with impaired driving in Dartmouth head-on crash

Halifax Regional Police attend a crime scene in north end Halifax on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Halifax Regional Police said they charged an 18-year-old man with dangerous and impaired driving on Saturday.

At 4:10 p.m., police said they responded to multiple reports of a red Mazda sedan travelling southbound on the wrong side of Highw111 ay near exit 7 in Dartmouth.

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“A few minutes later callers reported the red Mazda sedan hit head-on with a blue Hyundai sedan,” the police said.

According to authorities, the driver of the red Mazda attempted to flee on foot but was stopped by witnesses.

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The occupants of the Hyundai, a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, sustained serious life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital.

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Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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