New-Wes-Valley RCMP arrested a man on November 19, 2023, after he fled the scene of a collision that forced another vehicle off the roadway.
Shortly after the noon hour on Sunday, an off-duty RCMP officer came upon an overturned car that was off the roadway and in a ditch along Route 320 between New-Wes-Valley and Greenspond. Two women were located inside.
New-Wes-Valley RCMP, New-Wes-Valley Fire Department and Hoyle’s Ambulance Service responded to the scene. The two women, who were forced off the roadway after being rear-ended multiple times by another vehicle, were transported to James Paton Memorial Regional Hospital in Gander with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigative efforts led police to the 44-year-old driver of Hare Bay who was arrested in Pound Cove and faces charges of failing to remain at the scene of an accident with injuries. He was released from custody and is set to appear in court in February 2024.
A search warrant was executed at a residence in Pound Cove and the suspect vehicle was located and seized.
The investigation is continuing with additional charges anticipated.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact New-Wes-Valley RCMP at 709-536-2419. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app. #SayItHere
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