The RCMP have arrested and charged a 25-year-old female resident of Grand Falls-Windsor in relation to a hit and run accident that occurred in that town during the early morning hours of March 8. The female had been treated and released from hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor in relation to significant but non life threatening injuries incurred during the accident. She was arrested on March 12 after an intensive police investigation. She was subsequently released to appear in court in Grand Falls-Windsor on June 12 to answer to charges of impaired driving and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
The RCMP's initial investigation revealed that the injured female driver had been transported to the hospital by a second vehicle. RCMP located this vehicle later that same morning and learned that it was being operated by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. As a result, the 40-year-old male driver, a resident of Grand Falls-Windsor, was arrested in relation to a second case of impaired driving. This particular driver's blood alcohol content was determined to be twice the legal limit. He now faces impaired driving related charges. He is scheduled to appear in court in Grand Falls-Windsor on May 22.