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Kindersley RCMP Lay Charges Following November 5 Collision

On November 5, 2023 at approximately 5:50 a.m., Kindersley RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Ditson Drive in Kindersley involving a car and a truck.

Officers responded immediately along with Kindersley Fire Department and local EMS.

The adult male driver of the car, who initially left the scene of the collision, was transported to hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening. The adult female passenger of the car was transported to hospital with what were described as serious injuries. Responding officers located and seized approximately 79 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 5 grams of cocaine, and a sum of cash in the car.

The adult driver of the truck was transported to hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

A Saskatchewan RCMP collision reconstructionist also attended the scene to investigate further.

As a result of investigation, 25-year-old Austin Heid from Kindersley was arrested on November 17 and charged with the following:

  • one count, possession of methamphetamine, Section 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substance Act;
  • one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substance Act;
  • one count, possession of cocaine, Section 4(1), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • one count, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5000, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code;
  • two counts, operation while impaired causing bodily harm, Section 320.14(2), Criminal Code;
  • one count, failure to comply with demand causing bodily harm, Section 320.15(2), Criminal Code;
  • two counts, dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm, Section 320.13(2), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, failure to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm, Section 320.16(2), Criminal Code.

He was also charged with driving without registration and a valid license.

Austin Heid is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Kindersley on December 19, 2023.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Saskatchewan RCMP

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