Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old Sudbury man on Sept. 7 after investigating a pair of hit and run motor vehicle collisions.
On Wednesday, Sept. 6 at around 8 a.m. officers attended the area of Elm Street and Regent Street in relation to an abandoned vehicle that was involved in two separate collisions.
In the first collision, a silver sedan struck an SUV on Elm Street at Eyre Street where the driver drove off. The silver sedan was then involved in a second collision involving a construction worker on Ernest Street at Ethelbert Street.
The silver sedan struck the construction worker, who sustained minor injuries, and the driver proceeded to leave the scene for a second time in the vehicle.
The driver and two passengers of the silver sedan abandoned the vehicle a short distance away on Regent Street and the three individuals took off on foot.
Through the investigation of these related collisions, the driver was believed to be a 19-year-old man from Greater Sudbury. It was also discovered that the silver sedan involved in both collisions had been stolen from a residence the night before.
On Thursday, Sept. 7, at around 6:30 p.m. members of the Integrated Crime Team located the man believed to be responsible for the incidents, in the area of Kathleen Street and Melvin Avenue.
A detective identified himself to the suspect and the man fled from the officer, leading to a foot pursuit through the area. A second detective arrived on scene and the two officers were able to arrest the 19-year-old man.
Upon searching the man, officers found he was also in possession of a controlled substance.
The 19-year old man from Greater Sudbury is being charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle x2
- Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident x2
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Weapons Dangerous
- Assault with a Weapon
- Resist Arrest
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Breach of Probation x19
The man was scheduled to appear in bail court on Friday, Sept. 8.