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Hamilton hit and run driver appears in court

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Fuseworks Media

While investigators wait to speak to the victim of an incident where a man was run down by a car in a domestic violence incident over the weekend, the driver has appeared in court.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson of the Hamilton CIB said a 44-year-old woman was arrested today in relation to the hit and run incident on Sunday and the subsequent driving of a car off a bank into the Waikato River.

"Today detectives arrested the female driver of the car and charged her with attempted murder.

"She appeared in the Hamilton District Court today on her first appearance. Granted name suppression the woman is due to reappear tomorrow morning."

Mr Patterson said despite the arrest enquiries were continuing and investigators still wanted to hear from anyone who witnessed Sunday's incidents who hadn't yet already spoken to Police and asked them to ring the Hamilton Central Police station on 07 858 6200.

"The 43-year-old victim remains in a stable condition in Waikato Hospital and our officers are yet to formerly interview him.

"While this incident has attracted widespread public attention it is just one of several domestic violence situations that occur everyday and Police urge anyone who feels pressured by their domestic situation to seek help, if not from Police then the number agencies involved in trying to stop domestic violence."

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