Île-Perrot firefighter, former cop arrested in dramatic hit-and-run

The man arrested after a dramatic hit-and-run in Île-Perrot was, until recently, charged with keeping people on the island's streets safe.

49-year-old Éric Flynn was arrested by provincial police after a public search for the driver of a Jeep who, on January 29th, struck a pedestrian crossing 25th Ave. at the intersection of Boulevard Perrot, and sent him flying into the air.  

Now, local media in Vaudreuil-Soulanges are also reporting that Flynn was one of the community's chief public safety officers, serving as the city's chief fire preventionist.  He was also once a constable with the Sûreté du Québec.

Flynn appeared at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Courthouse on Thursday, where he was formally charged with the hit-and-run, as well as with criminal negligence.

When reached for comment, Sûreté du Québec spokesman Stéphane Tremblay said only, "Information received via our criminal information line has resulted in a positive outcome in this case and an arrest."