Burin Peninsula RCMP charges man for impaired driving causing bodily harm and other offences; “911 call reporting that a woman was ran over by a vehicle”

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Last night, Burin Peninsula RCMP arrested 52-year-old Percy Clarke of Little Bay East for impaired driving causing bodily harm after he struck and injured a woman with his vehicle.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., Burin Peninsula RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting that a woman was ran over by a vehicle in the community of Little Bay East.

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attended and discovered that the driver, Percy Clarke, left the scene of the collision. He was located within minutes at his residence and was found to be intoxicated. During the arrest, officers observed a firearm that was not properly secured. located a number of other firearms on the property that were also not properly secured. The firearms were seized. Clarke was taken into custody and was transported back to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit.

He remains in police custody and will attend court today to answer to charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving, careless storage of firearms and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The injured woman was transported to the Burin Peninsula Health Centre. It is expected she will be transferred to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s today for treatment of her injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Burin Peninsula RCMP at 279-3001 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for “P3 Tips”. Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential, and completely anonymous.

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