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Semi truck driver facing impaired charges after dangerous driving spree

For Immediate Release: 27-Mar-2024 @ 11:07 AM
MRU #: TR24009

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has charged the driver of a tractor trailer with impaired driving after he struck two vehicles, several trees, ran a red light and exceeded speed limits in a dangerous driving spree on Monday. 

At 6:24 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 25, 2024, police responded to multiple reports of a red Kenworth tractor and flatbed trailer swerving erratically and travelling at approximately 150 km/h eastbound on Anthony Henday Drive. The truck subsequently entered the Walker area, struck a parked GMC Sierra, knocked over a tree, and then ran a red light at the intersection of 50 Street and 22 Avenue SW.

The truck then continued southbound along 50 Street, travelling at 100 km/h in a 70 km/h zone, driving through a ditch before turning eastbound onto 41 Avenue SW. After turning north onto 34 Street SW, the truck rear-ended a Dodge Ram with five occupants, veered off the road, struck several trees, and came to a stop in a field.

Tractor trailer following impaired driving spree

The 25-year-old male driver of the Dodge was taken to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries. The other four occupants were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured in the collision.

Police arrested the tractor trailer driver on scene; 39-year-old Dominic Zajac’s license has been suspended, and he is charged with impaired operation causing bodily harm, dangerous operation causing bodily harm and refusal to provide breath sample.

The EPS Major Collision Investigations Unit continues to investigate.

 

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