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Ajax woman charged following hit-and-run accident on Highway 12

An Ajax woman is facing impaired driving charges in relation to a hit-and-run accident that sent a man to hospital with life-altering injuries.

According to police, officers responded to an accident on Highway 12 in Ramara Township involving a pickup truck, which reportedly fled the scene, and a motorcycle around 2:40 p.m. on July 2.

With the assistance of the public, police located and stopped the truck.

The driver, 41-year-old Vanessa Mitchell, has been charged with operation while impaired causing bodily harm, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), failure to remain, driving motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor and have care or control of vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The suspect was released on a promise to appear with a July 30 hearing in Orillia court.

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