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Police arrest hit-and-run suspect

Halifax Police Department

Police have released a photo of Douglas Hassam, the suspect in a hit-and-run that left a 76-year-old woman seriously injured.

Halifax police have arrested a man from Pembroke they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run that left a 76-year-old woman seriously injured.

Douglas Hassam, 46, was arrested yesterday at his home around 5 p.m. without incident. He has been charged with hitting an elderly woman in the Tedeschi parking lot on Plymouth Street earlier this month.

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On Dec. 2, Florence Pelaquin was walking through the lot when she was struck by a green or blue 1999-2001 Taurus station wagon, said Halifax police Sergeant Ted Broderick.

The driver got out of his car, looked at the injured woman, and then drove away, Broderick said.

An image of the driver, captured by a surveillance camera, was released to the public.

Pelaquin suffered a severe head injury and a broken leg in the incident.

She is home from the hospital, has recovered from her head injury, but is still wearing a leg cast, Broderick said.

When reached at home, Pelaquin declined to comment, saying she is on medication and needs to rest.

Hassam is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Plymouth District Court.

Jaime Lutz can be reached at jaime.lutz@globe.com.
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