Teen injured in hit and run

by Jennifer Pritchett
Northern News Services

NNSL (Mar 26/97) - A 19-year-old Yellowknife man has been charged with impaired driving and assaulting a police officer after he went off the road Monday night and hit a garbage box on Forrest Drive.

RCMP believe the same vehicle was involved in a hit and run earlier in the evening. A 16-year-old boy who was walking home earlier in the evening was struck by a vehicle and received minor injuries. Police said information they received matched the vehicle's description.

RCMP were called to assist a man in need early Monday morning when his girlfriend threw his clothes out in the snow.

Police say they returned the clothes to the man and left him to straighten things out with his girlfriend.


Traffic on the Ingraham Trail was interrupted for three hours Sunday night when a transport truck jackknifed and skidded off the road into the ditch near Giant Mine.

RCMP say that the driver of the Echo Bay Mine truck lost control on the slippery road. There were no injuries, but the truck's cab, fuel tank and exhaust stack was damaged.


RCMP are investigating a three-vehicle accident on Thursday that sent three people to Stanton Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say poor weather and road conditions was a contributing factor in the accident, which occurred 15 km outside the city on the Ingraham Trail.


A Yellowknife man is recovering from facial injuries after he was beaten by several men outside Boston Pizza early Sunday morning.

Police say liquor was a factor in the incident.