Charges laid after vehicle accident leaves four hospitalized

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A 23-year-old man is facing multiple charges after the vehicle he was driving struck a pole, leading to the hospitalization of all four occupants inside.

Prince Albert police on Monday responded to a single-vehicle accident at 15th Street West and Sixth Avenue West. Four occupants were inside the vehicle when it struck the pole.

Parkland Ambulance treated all of the occupants before they were transported to the Victoria Union Hospital. A 23-year-old woman was stabilized and transported to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, where she remains in serious condition.

The driver, 23-year-old Murphy Shane Billette, has been charged with two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm, two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and one count each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, driving while disqualified and failure or refusal to comply with a demand to test for the presence of drugs or alcohol.

Billette made his first appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Tuesday morning.

Organizations: Prince Albert, 15th Street West, Victoria Union Hospital Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

Geographic location: Sixth Avenue West

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