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Police make arrest following a Hit-and-Run incident in Port Hawkesbury

RCMP say a 21-year-old Port Hawkesbury man has been charged after a hit-and-run incident in the town Thursday. Police say shortly after 7:30 Thursday evening, officers were called to the scene where a man was struck by a car in a shopping centre parking lot. The driver fled the scene. The victim, a 26-year-old Port Hawkesbury man sustained minor injuries

Police later arrested and charged 21-year-old Forest Douglas Baker of Port Hawkesbury with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats, Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Baker was remanded into custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Monday morning.

Anyone with information on this incident or at Causeway Shopping Centre at the time is asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at (902) 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.