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Pedestrian hit by vehicle, brought to hospital

A Marathon woman is facing various charges after police say she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle.

The incident happened on Front Street yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

The OPP, who got the call at 1:30, says the person was taken to hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries. 

A police investigation determined the driver, a 33-year-old woman from Marathon, was impaired. 

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OPP Constable Robert Lewis says the vehicle left the ‘travel portion of the roadway’ and struck the pedestrian.

The accused was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Operation causing bodily harm, contrary to section 320.14(2) of the CC;
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent, contrary to section 335(1) of the CC; and
  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

She is to appear at North Bay Court at the end of the month. 

This incident marks the eighth driver charged under the criminal impaired driving laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2021.

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