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Driver flees into bush after Hwy. 144 crash

Sudbury man is now facing numerous charges, including impaired driving

A driver who fled into the bush after getting into a crash on Highway 144 Dec. 1 is facing numerous charges, including impaired driving.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Dec. 1, members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 144, in the City of Greater Sudbury.

The driver of one of the vehicles fled into the bush, but was later located by the OPP North East Region Emergency Response Team and was arrested for impaired driving, then transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

No injuries were reported.

A 32-year-old Sudbury man was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail to report accident
  • Fail to remain

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court Jan. 17.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The OPP would like to remind the public that if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways, or trails, please "Make the Call," and dial 9-1-1 as impaired driving never ends well, please plan a way to get home safely.