Halifax Regional Police have charged a 59-year-old man with impaired driving after a head-on crash on Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax Wednesday night.

Police said a Nissan X-Trail crossed the centre lane and struck a Nissan Murano around 7:42 p.m. The two drivers – who were the only people in the vehicles – were taken to hospital.

The driver of the Murano was later released, but the other driver is still in hospital. Police say his injuries aren’t life threatening.

The driver in hospital has now been charged.