16 year-old cyclist struck by impaired hit-and-run driver

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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m. a woman driving a Jeep struck a cyclist on King George Road and fled the scene. A 16 year old cyclist had been riding his bicycle on the sidewalk crossing a driveway at a business on King George Road. The driver of the vehicle turned into the business and struck the cyclist causing injury to the cyclist. The driver of the vehicle turned around in the lot and exited back onto King George Road and fled the scene. A citizen who witnessed the collision obtained a licence plate number of the suspect vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle description was given out to all officers and OPP for location.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. OPP located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the accused on Cockshutt Road just north of Oxbow Road.  Our officers attended and arrested the driver for Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident. Further the accused driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided samples of her breath legally required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit.

The accused, a 31 yr old Townsend woman, is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Causing Bodily Harm, Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit and Fail to Remain at Scene of an Accident

Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.