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Hamilton transport driver charged in crash on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario

An OPP cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Provincial police say a Hamilton driver is facing charges after a tractor-trailer slammed into a stationary construction sign truck on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario.

Police say an occupant of the sign truck suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision Tuesday night and the tractor-trailer operator fled the scene leaving his driver’s side door behind.

They say the collision occurred in Augusta Township, Ont., and the truck was located west of the crash site at a service centre in Mallorytown, Ont.

Police say the driver was arrested and is alleged to have had double the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 31-year-old man is charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and failing to stop at a collision.

He is to appear in court in Brockville, Ont., on July 27.

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