February 11, 2019 11:33 am
Updated: February 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Île-Perrot hit-and-run suspect works for town’s fire department

WATCH: The man accused of the hit and run of a pedestrian in Ile-Perrot works for the municipality as a fire prevention officer and first responder. As Global's Felicia Parrillo explains, Eric Flynn is facing charges of hit and run and criminal negligence.

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An Île-Perrot fire department employee is facing charges in a hit-and-run incident that was caught on camera.

Alexandra Desrochers, a spokesperson for the Town of Île-Perrot, confirmed that Eric Flynn, 49, is currently employed as a fire prevention officer.

He previously worked for the town’s administration and was a first-responder for the fire department.

WATCH: The driver of an SUV was involved in a hit-and-run collision in Île-Perrot.


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He stopped working in May 2018 due to “confidential reasons,” but is still employed.

Desrochers confirmed Flynn was not on the job at the time of the incident and said the town will not be commenting, rather it will let the matter play out in court.

Flynn appeared in court last Thursday and is facing charges of hit and run and criminal negligence.

He was released on $2,000 bail and certain conditions; he must respect a curfew, he is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle and he must undergo a psychological evaluation.

The collision happened around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Perrot Boulevard.

Quebec provincial police said the SUV, travelling east on Perrot Boulevard, struck a pedestrian, throwing him several metres.

Officers say the driver didn’t stop and kept heading south along 25th Avenue.

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“A person’s responsibility, if you do hit something or someone, is to stop and give assistance to the person that’s injured and make sure they are OK,” explained SQ spokesperson Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau.

“Secondly, it is to report it to the authorities. In this case, neither one was done.”

The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

Flynn is expected back in court on April 15.

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