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Wrong-way crash on 401 ends in impaired charges

A construction worker suffered minor injuries



CAMBRIDGE – Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Highway Safety Division (HSD) – Cambridge Detachment, are investigating a collision where an impaired driver was going the wrong way on Highway 401 in Cambridge, Ontario.

On Friday, June 3, 2016, at approximately 1:12 a.m., the OPP received a call of a vehicle travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes on Highway 401 near Highway 24 in Cambridge, Ontario.

The vehicle side swiped a transport truck and subsequently entered into a restricted construction zone on Highway 401 where it struck a parked vehicle with a construction worker inside; minor injuries were reported.

The driver of the wrong way vehicle, identified as Terry Hunter, a 62-year-old man from Brant County Ontario, was arrested for impaired driving.

As a result of the investigation, he is now charged with:

  • Impaired driving – CCC 253(1)(a)

  • Driving with over 80 mg/alc in 100 ml/blood – CCC 253(1)(b)

  • Dangerous driving – CCC 249(1)(a)