Ac­cused in hit and run charged with DUI

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS -

KA­PUSKAS­ING — An early morn­ing crash in Ka­puskas­ing has re­sulted in a se­ries of charges against an Ot­tawa woman, said a news re­lease from the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice Thurs­day. Po­lice said the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 2:15 a.m. Thurs­day when it was learned that an in­tox­i­cated fe­male had stolen prop­erty from a res­i­dence on McPher­son Av­enue. Po­lice said the woman en­tered a ve­hi­cle and as she was flee­ing from the scene, caused in­jury to a pedes­trian and then pro­ceeded to leave the scene. Mem­bers of the OPP and Cochrane Dis­trict EMS paramedics re­sponded to McPher­son Av­enue.

Po­lice said the pedes­trian was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal via am­bu­lance and was treated for non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries. The OPP also re­vealed that the driver and mo­tor ve­hi­cle were later dis­cov­ered on Clear Lake Road North, also in Ka­puskas­ing. Po­lice said Marie-Josee Cloutier, 32-years-old, of Ot­tawa, has been charged with the fol­low­ing of­fences:

• Care or Con­trol While Im­paired - Al­co­hol con­trary to sec­tion 253(1)(a) of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada (CC);

• Care or Con­trol Over 80 mil­ligrams con­trary to sec­tion 253(1)(b) CC;

• Dan­ger­ous Op­er­a­tion of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Caus­ing Bod­ily Harm con­trary to sec­tion 249(3) CC; and

• Fail to Stop at Scene of Ac­ci­dent In­volv­ing Bod­ily Harm con­trary to sec­tion 252(1.2) CC, and Theft Un­der $5000 con­trary to sec­tion 334(b) CC.

Po­lice said Cloutier was served with a 90-day Ad­min­is­tra­tive Driver’s Li­cence Sus­pen­sion (ADLS) and the mo­tor ve­hi­cle has been im­pounded for seven days. She is sched­uled to ap­pear at the On­tario Court of Jus­tice in Ka­puskas­ing, on Jan. 21, 2019. The OPP re­minds the mo­tor­ing pub­lic to drive re­spon­si­bly dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son.

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