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Brantford police have charged a 57-year-old man from Burlington with impaired driving related offences following a collision that injured two pedestrians.

Officers say a vehicle left the roadway and struck a local business, injuring two pedestrians around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the area of Edmondson St. between West St. and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

The victims were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police suspected the driver was impaired as alcohol containers were seen in his vehicle. Following a breath test, police say he blew over twice the legal limit.

Additionally, investigators say the accused was unable to provide valid proof of insurance.

As a result, the man, who is unnamed, is facing five charges including operation while impaired cause bodily harm and fail to have insurance card.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the collision is asked to contact Const. Brian Lee at 519-756-0113 ext. 2820.

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