Sheshatshiu man facing serious charges in relation October traffic accident

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A 26-year-old Sheshatshiu man is facing charges in relation to an October accident in which he lost control of his vehicle and it landed at the bottom of a steep embankment causing injuries to himself and his 46-year-old passenger.

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The charges include impaired driving causing bodily harm and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit causing bodily harm.

The vehicle was travelling on the Northwest River Highway, from Goose Bay to Sheshatshiu, in the early morning of Oct. 20, and was about 20 kilometres outside of Sheshatshui when the accident occurred.

RCMP from Happy Valley/Goose Bay and Sheshatshiu responded the scene about 4:40 a.m.

Police say one of the occupants was able to exit the vehicle on his own, while the other occupant was extracted from the vehicle by the Goose Bay Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.

Both men were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation has revealed the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

The accused is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay March 25.

Organizations: RCMP, Goose Bay Fire Department

Geographic location: Goose Bay, Happy Valley, River Highway

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