Drunk driver injures four

A drunk driver slammed into the back of taxi cab Sunday night leaving four people injured. The 22-year-old driver was speeding north on Second Avenue when he smashed into the back of a taxi stopped at a red light.

A drunk driver slammed into the back of taxi cab Sunday night leaving four people injured.

The 22-year-old driver was speeding north on Second Avenue when he smashed into the back of a taxi stopped at a red light.

He hit the cab so hard it shot right through the Main Street intersection.

The area was closed off for almost seven hours so an RCMP traffic analyst could investigate the scene.

Both the taxi driver and the 28-year-old passenger were taken to hospital for injuries.

Two passengers in the offending vehicle were also treated for injuries.

The driver was arrested and now faces charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm, refusing to provide a breath sample to police and obstruction of a peace officer.

He’s expected to appear in territorial court today.

“It is very fortunate that no one was killed in this incident and this certainly highlights the potential tragedy of what can happen when people choose to drive when impaired by alcohol,” said RCMP Sgt. Don Rogers in a news release.

The RCMP encourage residents to call 911 if they see a car driven by someone who appears intoxicated.