Alcohol is believed to be a factor in yet another accident in the Energy City.

"Wednesday evening at about 8:30 PM, police were called to the scene of a two motor vehicle collision in the area of 4th (Street) and 12th (Avenue)," shared Police Chief Paul Ladouceur.

"Upon arrival, police found the driver of one of the vehicles to be impaired by alcohol. That driver is subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and driving with more than 8 milligrams of alcohol. The driver has also been charged with failing to stop at a red light."

He added that the driver was a 21 year old male from Carlyle.

When fire crews got there, they established traffic control and found both drivers uninjured, who were then treated by EMS on scene.

"We isolated both vehicles and zeroed out to zero energy, so that way any of the un-deployed airbags wouldn't be accidentally deployed and injure an emergency services worker," said Fire Chief Dale Feser.

He explained that the 'zeroing out' operation entailed turning the ignition off, cutting or disconnecting the battery cables and covering everything with electrical tape to eliminate any electrical energy, which could inadvertently activate the airbag functions of the vehicle.

"After that, the scene was turned over to the Estevan Police Service, and Estevan Fire cleared the scene and returned to the station."

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