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Impaired Driving Incident – Halifax

At 2:16 am police responded to a liquor establishment in the 6200 block of Lady Hammond Road in Halifax.

Staff reported a female patron was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot.​ Witness described the vehicle as a dark coloured SUV which had struck a parked vehicle and pushed that vehicle into a pedestrian.​ The suspect vehicle had fled the scene onto Lady Hammond Road.​

Police members and EHS arrived on scene within minutes and discovered a 35 year old female victim with non life threatening injuries.​ She was transported to the Hospital for further treatment.

Investigators identified a 59 year old male suspect and an associated vehicle. At 2:55 am the vehicle was located behind an apartment building in the 3700 block of Kencrest Avenue.​ At 3:19 am police located the 59 year old suspect nearby in the 3800 block of Newbery Street.​

He was arrested without incident and will be charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

The 59 year old male suspect is currently being held in police custody and will face a bail hearing later today.


Source : Media Release

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