UPDATED: A Devon RCMP member is in hospital after an early morning car crash

A Leduc Country man faces over 8 charges after a crash Thursday morning

UPDATE: RCMP have charged 53 year old Brent Allen Tchir of Leduc County with 2 counts of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, 2 counts of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, 2 counts of Causing an accident while impaired resulting in bodily harm, Failure to stop for a police officer, and Driving a motor vehicle while unauthorized.

The officer involved in the collision is still in hospital recovering from injuries.

Tchir is set to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on November 30th at 9:30 AM

-JL

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Devon RCMP were called to a serious car crash early Thursday morning.

Shortly before 2:30AM on Thursday, a Devon RCMP member attempted to pull over a vehicle which was observed driving erratically near Devon. The suspect failed to stop and fled southbound through Devon, a pursuit was not initiated. A second RCMP member was alerted to this incident.

Minutes later, the first officer who had attempted the stop came upon a two-car head on collision involving the suspect and an RCMP vehicle at the intersection of Range Road 264 and Township Road 504. The RCMP member was found outside his vehicle, unconscious and seriously injured. The officer was later taken to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries.

Occupants of the suspect vehicle were trapped inside and extricated, the passenger was transported to hospital with unknown injuries while the driver was arrested on scene and placed in police custody.

A 53-year-old Calmar resident remains in custody pending a Judicial Interim Release hearing, his name cannot be released at this time as charges have not been sworn.

The RCMP Collision Analyst and Criminal Crash Investigation Team (CCIT) as well as Leduc Detachment RCMP attended the collision to continue the investigation into the collision.

Sergeant Clifton Dunn says “This was an extremely dangerous situation for our Members and speaks to the risks that we may be faced with at any time."

Devon RCMP will have an update for the public November 24th.

 

-JL

 

 

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