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A man faces multiple charges after a hit-and-run Saturday. – File photo

WATERLOO — A man has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and impaired driving after his vehicle hit two pedestrians at Erb Street West and Churchill Street at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sgt. Aaron Mathias of Waterloo Regional Police said the car went partly through a stop sign, and then went backwards, when it hit a 35-year-old man and a woman in her 80s who were crossing the street.

The car then drove away but was located a short time later further along Erb Street.

The pedestrians were knocked over and suffered minor injuries, which were treated on the scene by ambulance workers, Mathias said. They were not taken to hospital.

The driver was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident, as well as dangerous driving, impaired driving and driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

Source: The Waterloo Region Record