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Alberta driver who hit pedestrian facing drunk driving charges

A driver is facing several charges after allegedly running over a pedestrian with his pickup truck recently. Drunk driving charges are among those the 30-year-old Alberta resident is facing after the incident in Calmar, about 50 kilometres outside Edmonton. RCMP from Leduc County responded to the scene at around 2 a.m.

The RCMP said witnesses spotted the man struck by the pickup trying to stop the driver, who appeared to be drunk, from leaving the scene after getting into a minor bangup with another vehicle. The suspect drove away with the victim holding onto his truck, which caused the man to fall, leading him to be run over by the truck. The man suffered injuries to his mid-section and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police were able to locate the truck from pictures of the licence plate, which witnesses took at the scene. The driver has been charged with a number of offences. They include impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, failure to stop or remain at the scene of an accident and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Drunk driving charges are serious allegations. Those who are facing such charges are well advised to consult with an Alberta lawyer seasoned in crimes and misdemeanors law. The onus is on the Crown to prove the allegations in court. A lawyer will make sure all evidence was collected and filed in the proper manner. He or she will provide guidance on the processes involved in criminal litigation and will do his or her best to provide the accused with a positive outcome in either a reduced sentence or having the charges dismissed altogether. 

Source: edmontonjournal.com, "Man facing drunk driving charges after pedestrian run over in Calmar", Dustin Cook, Aug. 14, 2017

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