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ATV operator arrested after hitting child


RCMP arrested 39-year-old Frances Jararuse in Nain after the ATV she was operating struck a child on a bicycle.


On Sunday the ATV was being operated at a high rate of speed when it struck the child on a residential street in the community.


The child was not physically injured.


Jararuse fled the scene before police arrival. The accused is prohibited from driving and was located a short time later.


At the time of her arrest, Jararuse provided police with a false name. At the detachment, she provided breath samples that were three times the legal limit.


She faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg percent, driving while prohibited, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and obstructing a peace officer.


She was held for court. The investigation is continuing.


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