The 18 year old accused arrested in relation to this investigation is Nicholas Robert Berto of Queen Street East. This accused will be appearing in bail court this morning.
On the 12th of March 2016, at approximately 2:20am the Sault Ste. Marie Police were called to the parking lot area at the Pine street plaza for a report of a single motor vehicle collision involving a single pedestrian. Upon arrival Uniformed Police Officers encountered a 25 year old male that was found to have extensive injuries and was transported to the Sault Area Hospital. Further that the 18 year old suspect had left the scene.
Acting upon this information, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Traffic Unit, Forensic Identification Unit and the Criminal Investigation Unit were called to investigate this incident.
As a result of the officers investigation an 18 year old male who turned himself in to the Sault Ste. Marie Police later in the day and was charged with Impaired Driving causing harm, Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle cause bodily harm and Fail to Remain. The male will appear in WASH (Weekend and Statutory Holiday) Court later today. The 25 year old male victim has since been transported to Toronto in serious condition.