There was a traffic incident within the greater Humboldt area yesterday.

In a media release from the RCMP, they stated that on February 7th 2019 at 3:45 p.m. Humboldt RCMP were dispatched to a 2 vehicle collision in Watson, which occurred at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 6. An eastbound SUV collided with a southbound tractor-trailer semi unit. The SUV suffered severe damage and was rendered un-driveable, the semi suffered minor damage.

Watson FIRE, Quill Plains EMS and Humboldt RCMP were all in attendance at the scene, and traffic was re-directed for about an hour. The drivers of the SUV and semi were not injured. A child passenger from the SUV was treated on scene by EMS and released with what were described as minor injuries. 

As a result of the incident and investigation, the 35-year-old driver of the SUV was taken into custody and has since been charged criminally with Impaired Driving and Driving with blood alcohol equal to/over .08%. The driver was also charged with Failing to Obey a Stop Sign under the Traffic Safety Act.

The 35-year-old accused from Englefeld, SK will make his first court appearance on March 11th, 2019 in Humboldt Provincial Court, his driver's licence has been suspended pending court proceedings, and the SUV has been impounded.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Humboldt RCMP at 306-682-2535 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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