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Burlington man charged with drunk driving after pedestrian hit

Police have charged a Burlington man with drunk driving after a 21-year-old pedestrian was seriously hurt overnight.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, the accused was driving a pick-up truck north on Maple Avenue from Lakeshore Road, when he reportedly hit a man standing in the street.

Doctors performed surgery on the man, who is expected to survive despite a major head injury. Officers believe he had been drinking as well.

Halton police arrested the man at the scene and suspended his licence for 90 days.

The area was closed to traffic for about four hours.

Later on Friday, Halton Regional Police said the man had given them the wrong name when he was arrested. That name appeared on CityNews.ca and has since been removed.

Michael Glenn Ferguson, 29, of Burlington has been arrested and charged with:

  • Operation with over 80 mgs of alcohol  (Over 80)
  • administrative 90 day Driver’s Licence Suspension issued pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Obstructing Police CC 129  (Providing false and misleading information to police)
  • Personation with intent (Identifying himself as another real person, in an effort to avoid charges and/or gain some advantage)