© — Courtesy of the RCMP
Bell Island RCMP have arrested two men in connection with several hit and runs on the island in mid August.
A 42-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving without insurance.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with obstructing a police officer and operation of a vehicle without insurance.
Police are not ruling out more charges as their investigation continues.
Both men have had court dates set for Nov. 27, 2012.
The RCMP has stated that it would like to thank the public for its assistance in this investigation.
These charges stem from two incidents on Bell Island on the night of Aug. 19. Three women were injured within minutes of each other.
Around 11:15 p.m., that night, someone reporting a hit and run called the RCMP to 10 Commandments Rd.
While officers were on their way to that incident they got a second call reporting another hit and run a short distance away.
The first incident sent a female victim to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The victims of the second accident, two female youths, were transported to hospital with more serious injuries. One was sent to St. John's for further treatment. The results of her injuries have not been reported on since the crash.
A vehicle that was believed to have been used in the collisions was located by a police dog a short time later.
One man was tracked into the woods and arrested. A second man was arrested a short time later. They were both released pending charge.