Innisfail man faces charges in alleged hit and run

An Innisfail man faces several charges after another man was injured outside a bar in the town.

An Innisfail man faces several charges after another man was injured outside a bar in the town.

Innisfail RCMP say that on Saturday at about 2 a.m., then answered a complaint of a hit-and-run with a pedestrian.

Police say that a verbal altercation between a group of pedestrians and the occupants of a sport utility vehicle, in a parking lot near drinking establishments in Innisfail, escalated.

The driver of a parked SUV allegedly accelerated, completed a circle around the pedestrians and struck one of the males. The vehicle then sped from the scene.

An injured male was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police later found the suspect vehicle behind a residence in Innisfail. The vehicle was seized and the suspected driver was later located and arrested.

The accused, James Allen Duchesne, 22, of Innisfail, faces charges of aggravated assault, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and failure to stop at the scene of a collision. He has been released and is to scheduled to attend Red Deer provincial court.

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