St. Catharines woman charged with impaired after hit-and-run with cyclist

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Published October 17, 2023 at 12:16 pm

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A St. Catharines woman has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm after a hit-and-run took place between an SUV and a cyclist on Sunday (Oct. 15) in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara Police responded to the scene and found a seriously injured 40-year-old cyclist being treated by Niagara EMS paramedics in the Lakeshore Rd. and Townline Rd. area. He was quickly shuttled to an out-of-region hospital.

After the initial investigation, they pieced together that the cyclist had been hit by a Jeep on Lakeshore Rd. The driver left the scene but returned briefly only to leave again. While the officers were there investigating, she oddly walked back to the accident site a second time.

After talking to her, they determined that she was intoxicated behind the wheel of the Jeep.

Amanda M. Boyle, 50, of St. Catharines has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

Boyle was later released with a future court date. Her Jeep has been impounded and she was issued an Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS), meaning she is prohibited from driving for an automatic 90 days.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1022200 reference 23-116042.

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