Police Update: Arrest – Hit And Run – Brinkin

Northern Territory Police have arrested the driver involved in a hit and run crash at Brinkin this morning.

As a result of police enquiries and assistance from the public, the 21-year-old male driver attended Palmerston Police Station to hand himself in to Major Crash detectives. The vehicle involved, a white van, was later seized and is undergoing forensic testing.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said, “While conducting a U-turn at the end of the cul-de-sac, the man drove over three people sleeping on the roadway at about 1.50am.

“Police will allege the driver reversed back over the injured persons, before immediately driving away from the scene without stopping to render any assistance.

“Detectives wish to thank the public for assisting with the investigation, including those who provided CCTV footage and information regarding the identity of the driver.

“Regardless of whether you are at fault in a crash or not, you must stop to assist anyone injured in a crash and then call police.”

The three injured people remain in hospital receiving treatment.

The man remains in custody and is expected to be charged with 3 counts of Hit & Run Cause Serious Harm.

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