Drunk driving is being blamed for a collision between a police cruiser and a small truck on Notre-Dame Street Friday evening that left five people injured.

Police say the driver of the truck had been drinking and was responsible for the accident, which happened around 10:40 p.m.

According to police, the truck driver was approaching in the opposite lane when he suddenly veered into the oncoming police car, which had two officers in the front and two 13-year-olds in the back.

All four suffered injuries but are expected to recover.

The 24-year-old truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Police say the driver faces charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm.