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A 28-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after a vehicle was seen driving onto the scene of a fatal collision just outside of London.

OPP were in the midst of investigating an earlier crash between a car and a transport truck in Thames Centre when a driver allegedly darted around a road closed sign and entered the crash scene early Wednesday morning.

Police determined the man had been drinking, OPP said in a media release.

Middlesex County OPP Const. Max Gomez said officers on scene avoided “a catastrophic event” by arresting the man.

“This is yet another shocking example of why police officers remain committed to reducing and eradicating impaired drivers from our roadways. Collision scenes are complex investigations that demand an officer’s full attention,” he said.

Police charged a 28-year-old Milton man with two impaired driving offences. He has a court date in January.

The Thames Centre crash, which happened Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m., left one driver dead and closed a section of Dundas Street.

Source: London Free Press