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Driver charged in early morning downtown Halifax hit-and-run, pedestrian injured

A newly-licensed driver in Halifax has been charged after police say a pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning. File/Global News

A newly-licensed driver in Halifax has been charged after police say a pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the area of 1743 Grafton Street in the city’s downtown at around 1 a.m.

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Officers found a man, described as being in his twenties, “laying on the roadway after being struck by a vehicle that had failed to remain on scene.” The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, according to police.

“Witnesses to the event were able to relay to investigators the description of the vehicle and driver,” police noted in a news release.

Officers were able to “quickly” find the vehicle and driver after searching the area.

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The driver has been charged with:

  • Failing to Immediately stop at the scene of an accident.
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign.
  • Newly-licensed driver failing to comply with conditions of licence

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