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A Mississauga man faces multiple charges including drunk driving after a pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run in the heart of downtown Toronto early Thursday (March 15).

Toronto police say the victim, a 21-year-old woman, was crossing Huron Street on the north side of College Street, near Spadina Avenue, just before 2:30 a.m. when she was hit by a northbound SUV.

She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A suspect was arrested a short time later.

Rylan Balappa-Lawes, 19, of Mississauga has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, dangerous driving and driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Source: Mississauga.com