Charges have been laid in the Dunmore head-on collision which sent six people to hospital. On December 17, 2015 members of the Redcliff RCMP responded to a serious head on collision on Highway 1 near Dunmore, AB between a Dodge Journey and a Chrysler sedan. Investigation of the scene revealed that the Chrysler sedan was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the divided highway when it collided with the westbound Dodge Journey.
Twelve charges have been against the driver of the Chrysler sedan, named as Curtis Beisel of Cypress County by the Redcliff RCMP. The charges include four counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, fours counts of exceeding .08 causing bodily harm and four counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
As a result of the collision, three of the four occupants of the Dodge Journey, including a seven day-old baby, suffered serious injuries and were treated at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with two of them being flown to Calgary Hospitals for further treatment. Both occupants of the Chrysler sedan were also taken to hospital. The passenger of the sedan was then flown to Calgary for further treatment.
Beisel was released from police custody on $1,000 bail and is to abide by strict conditions while awaiting his trial. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 26, 2016.