Man faces 2 impaired-driving charges after pedestrian struck

Woman taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP says

A 22-year-old man faces two driving charges after a woman was struck by a vehicle near Iqaluit’s Tammaativvik boarding home on Nov. 3. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)

By Nunatsiaq News

RCMP in Iqaluit have charged a 22-year-old man with two impaired-driving charges after a woman was struck by a truck last week.

A female pedestrian was hit by a truck on Nov. 3 near the Tammaativvik boarding home. She was sent to Qikiqtani General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the RCMP said in a news release issued Friday, more than a week after the incident.

On Nov. 4, Nunatsiaq News asked the RCMP for information about a pedestrian having been struck, but spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson said she could not comment on the matter because facts were still being gathered. Nunatsiaq News emailed the RCMP on Nov. 8 asking for more information and did not get a response.

Police charged a 22-year-old man with operating a vehicle while impaired and operating a vehicle while over the legal limit.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by What are they hiding! on

    What are the RCMP hiding? Why are they not giving Nunatsiaq News the information they are asking for? Isn’t public information after they have been charged? Isn’t the information in the court documents?

    • Posted by Sharpie on

      RCMP don’t seem to be hiding anything. The name is in the public court dockets and in the RCMP’s news release.

      Not sure why they waited until November 12 to release that info and why they didn’t get back to Nunatsiaq, but they don’t appear to be hiding it. Not prompt though. Who knows that goes on behind the scenes, eh?


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