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Former Capital John Erskine charged in driving accident

Former Capital John Erskine charged in driving accident

Former Capitals defenseman John Erskine has been formally charged by the Ontario Provincial Police for his role in a car crash in May.

According to the Kingston Whig-Standard, the charges against Erskine include dangerous driving, impaired driving and driving a vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The accident, which occurred in May, left Erskine severely injured after reports surfaced of a pickup truck driving the wrong way and crashing into a transport truck on Highway 401 in Ontario. The driver of the transport truck was not injured. Erskine is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee on Nov. 19.

Erskine scored 49 points and spent eight seasons with the Caps from 2006 through 2014 and played 350 of his 491 career NHL games with Washington.

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