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Impaired Driver Arrested Following Hit and Run

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File: 24-667

The Saint John Police have arrested a 19-year-old man for impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

It is alleged that:

On Monday, January 29, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a white Dodge Caravan driving erratically collided with a plow truck at the intersection of Coburg and Carleton Streets and then continued to drive away.

The original caller continued to follow the suspect vehicle that nearly collided with a responding police car.

The suspect vehicle was eventually blocked in by a loader clearing snow in the area of Tin Can Beach.

Police arrested the 19-year-old driver for impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. The suspect vehicle was seized by police.

The accused was later released from custody on an undertaking to appear in court on April 9, 2024.

The Saint John Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Anyone with video footage of the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

For more news, visit News | Saint John Police Force

For Media Related Inquiries, please email sjpfnews@saintjohn.ca.

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