An Innisfail man is facing multiple charges in relation to a serious collision this past summer.
Jeremy Meissner, 44, the driver of a pickup truck that collided head-on with a 1963 car near Sundre on Aug. 6, is facing a handful of charges, including dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, impaired operation of a vehicle and failing to comply with a breath demand.
This past August, police said the lone driver of the car, who was 41 at the time, suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported by STARS ambulance to a Calgary-area hospital.
Meissner suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Three occupants of another pickup truck involved in the collision were uninjured.
“The lives of the victim and his family were dramatically changed from that collision that day and I am glad to report that the Sundre RCMP commenced the need for accountability of Mr. Meissner’s selfish actions. I can only hope that our judicial system will provide some peace to those impacted,” said Cpl. Karl Mandel, with the Sundre RCMP.
Meissner was located and arrested in Innisfail and brought before a Justice of the Peace. He was released on a $2,000 promise to pay release order, with several court-imposed conditions, and ordered to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on Feb. 8.
Through a judicial authorization, the Sundre RCMP obtained Meissner’s blood, which was submitted to the National Forensics Laboratory Services in Edmonton for analysis.
Police said there was a delay obtaining the analysis of his blood due to COVID-19 protocols. But the Sundre RCMP eventually received the results and charged Meissner.