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Two charged after hit and run crash at Innisfil Beach Road intersection

Police say the vehicle collided with the median, hit a flag pole, and nearly hit two passengers
South Simcoe Police station is pictured in this file photo. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 11:40 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called regarding a hit and run collision in Innisfil.

Upon arrival at the intersection of Innisfil Beach Road and 25th Sideroad, police learned that a vehicle had collided with the median, hit a flag pole then travelled across the sidewalk nearly striking two pedestrians. The driver and passenger fled the scene on foot. The passenger was soon located and arrested. 

The K9 Unit attended the scene, conducted a track and located the driver hiding at a nearby residence. She was placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation, 30-year-old Megan Pinsky of Thornhill was charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired - excess blood alcohol, dangerous operation, obstruct peace officer and failure to stop after accident. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days.

31-year-old Tamara Nafanailova of Newmarket was charged with fail to remain, fail to report accident and being intoxicated in a public place.

The accused were released with a future court date.