The Salvation Army building in Whitehorse. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Taxi driver charged in Salvation Army hit-and-run

Police have formally laid charges against a taxi driver accused in a hit-and-run outside Whitehorse’s Salvation Army in February.

On Feb. 8, emergency personnel were called to the area outside the Salvation Army building at 405 Alexander St. around 2 a.m. after a taxi allegedly struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene. A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Yukon RCMP later arrested the driver and seized the taxi.

Binerjeet Chauhan, 24, was charged March 12 with one count each of aggravated assault, failure to stop at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He made his first court appearance March 14.

Contact Jackie Hong at jackie.hong@yukon-news.com

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