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Thursday December 15th, 2016

Posted at 10:27am

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A Manitoba truck driver is facing charges after he hit a tow truck on the 401.

OPP say it happened around 9:30pm on December 14th, 2016 near Kent Bridge Road.

They say that a tow truck was setting up to remove a vehicle from the centre median, when a the transport truck collided with the tow truck.

While speaking with the driver of the transport truck, they say that the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was transported to an OPP detachment for breath tests.

The male driver, Rubin Hartwich, 49-years-old of Ste Anne, Manitoba,  is charged with drive while ability impaired, and drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood.

He was also charged with fail to move into another lane for emergency vehicle or tow truck, if safe to do so and drive motor vehicle with open container of alcohol.

He will be in court on January 13th, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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