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Update on Motor Vehicle Fatality 2020

File: #2021-8198

An update from the Saint John Police Force in relation to a Motor Vehicle fatality from the fall of 2020.

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Saint John Police Force responded to the area of Manawagonish Road in relation to a motor vehicle collision with injuries. It was reported that:

-There was a two-vehicle collision.

-A 67-year-old woman driving one of the vehicles, suffered critical injuries and was taken to the Saint John Regional Hospital, where she succumbed to injuries sustained from the collision.

-A 43-year-old man was arrested on scene for impaired driving.

As the result of a collaborative investigation between the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and Saint John Police Force, Michael Totten plead guilty to impaired driving causing death on September 20, 2021. Totten will return to court on November 04, 2021, for sentencing.

A reminder from the Saint John Police Force to please not drive impaired. The catastrophic impacts are lifelong for everyone involved in an incident involving impaired driving. If you suspect someone may be impaired while driving, call 648-3333 or in the event of an emergency, 9-1-1.

Jim Hennessy

Manager of Communications

1-506-632-6138

jim.hennessy@saintjohn.ca

On behalf of Staff Sergeant Sarah Hobbs