Man facing impaired driving charges after pedestrian run over in Calmar

by Dustin Cook

A 30 yr old man is facing several charges after a pedestrian was run over by a pickup truck early Sunday morning in Calmar, about 50 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

Leduc RCMP responded to the call around 1:50 a.m. in the area of 51 Street and 47 Avenue, a Monday news release said.

Witnesses told police the man struck by the vehicle was trying to prevent the suspected impaired pickup truck driver from leaving the scene after he was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle, RCMP said.

The driver fled with the victim holding onto the truck, police said, causing the man to fall to the ground. The victim was then run over by the truck.

The victim sustained injuries to his mid section and was transported to the University of Alberta hospital by ambulance, police said.

RCMP said they were able to find the pickup truck through photographs of the licence plate obtained by witnesses at the scene.

Zachary Dingman is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, failure to stop or remain at an accident and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.