At 11:20 pm Sunday night, Charlottetown Police Services responded to a two vehicle hit and run collision on the Arterial Highway near Mount Edward Road. A passenger vehicle that was heading west crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer that was in the eastbound lane. The impact caused the vehicle to swing around and come to rest on the north side of the road. The vehicle then drove away heading west towards the Malpeque Road intersection.
A short time later, Police located the suspect vehicle and driver. The vehicle driver displayed signs of being impaired by alcohol and was arrested.
A 22 year old Charlottetown male was subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The accused will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
The vehicle driver sustained only minor injuries that did not require medical attention and the tractor trailer driver did not sustain any injuries.
Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving…Call 911.