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A 28-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after he collided with an ambulance early Saturday morning, causing major damage to both vehicles involved.

OPP said a Buick struck the Lanark County Ambulance Service ambulance at the intersection of Highway 43 and Station Road in Lanark County.

The ambulance was travelling eastbound around a curve, said OPP Const. David Bird, when it was sideswiped by the westbound driver. According to him, both vehicles had to be towed from the scene of the crash and the ambulance might be taken out of commission due to extensive damages.

Bird said no injuries were sustained in the crash. According to him, no patients were transported in the ambulance and only the crew was onboard when it was struck by the Buick.

Bird added it was the first time in his more than 30 years of service that he had seen an allegedly impaired driver hit an ambulance, although he said collisions with ambulances have happened before.

Nicholas Cassell is charged with one count of driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, one count of driving under suspension and one count of being a novice driver with blood alcohol concentration above zero, an OPP release states.

Source: Ottawa Citizen