Nearly one year after two men in ice fishing shelters were struck by a pick-up truck on Sand Lake, a local man has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.
The hit and run took place at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, when a pick-up truck drove onto the ice at Sand Lake, just west of Frontenac Provincial Park. The truck struck two small, nylon ice fishing huts, both of which had were occupied by lone males at the time. One of the men was knocked unconscious from the blow, and the second male, who was not seriously injured, was able to drive the injured victim to hospital. Both men were treated for minor injuries and later released.
Following the incident, the driver of the pick-up truck fled the scene. In the following days, the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) requested public assistance from anyone with information regarding the hit and run.
According to a press release from the OPP on Monday, Feb. 2, 2020, the investigation has now resulted in the arrest of Devon Berry, 23, of South Frontenac Township. Berry has been charged with:
- Two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm
- Two counts of failure to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm
According to the OPP, Berry was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston later this month.