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Carter’s Cove man charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm

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CHANCEPORT, N.L. – A Carter’s Cove man is facing charges after a two-vehicle collision in Chanceport early in the morning on June 24.

Twillingate RCMP responded to the incident at around 3:30 a.m., according to a release.

The man, 20, had allegedly crashed into a second vehicle and fled the scene. An 18-year-old woman in the other vehicle was injured and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Police found the suspect vehicle in a ditch roughly a kilometre away. Breath samples of the man proved to be over the legal limit for alcohol.

The man was released the next day and will be back in court at a later date.

Charges against him include failing to remain at the scene of a collision, impaired driving causing bodily harm, and operating a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in the blood, causing bodily harm.

The man was also issued two tickets under the Highway Traffic Act for operating a vehicle without insurance and registration, and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Police indicate the investigation is continuing and further charges are possible.

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