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Young girls, 2 and 4, hit by impaired driver on Thompson, Man. sidewalk

A file photo of an RCMP vehicle. File / Global News

An impaired driver in Thompson, Man., is in custody after driving into two young girls on the sidewalk.

Thompson RCMP said the incident — which saw a four-year-old taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries — took place on Station Road in the northern Manitoba city Saturday evening.

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Police said after hitting the girls, age 2 and 4, who were walking with their father, the driver tried to escape on foot but was held for police by bystanders.

The two-year-old was treated and released on scene, while the older girl was taken to hospital.

The 36-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving and blew three times over the legal limit, according to RCMP. He faces two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while impaired, failing to stop after an accident, and a number of counts of failing to comply with conditions of a release order.

He remains in custody while police continue to investigate.

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