UPDATE: Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Fail to Remain

Hamilton Police Service have arrested a 32-year-old man of Hamilton in relation to a fatal Fail to Remain collision, involving a pedestrian and his dog on Lawrence Road near Cochrane Road.

On Sunday, January 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 70-year-old male was believed to be crossing Lawrence Road with the 3-year-old family dog when the driver of an eastbound motor vehicle struck them both. The driver then fled the scene. Hamilton Paramedics transported the male to the Hamilton General Hospital but the male succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. The dog also succumbed to injuries on scene. 

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Hamilton Police charged 32-year-old, Andrew Muir of Hamilton with the following offences:

  • Fail to Stop Cause Death
  • Operation While Prohibited
  • Fail to Comply Probation
  • Fail to Comply Probation

Muir had his bail opposed.

This investigation is still ongoing and if you have any information that you believe could assist detectives with the investigation, you are asked to please contact Division 20 Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Candace Culp at 905-546-2907 or 905-546-2929.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com .