Hamilton, Ontario,
13
May
2019
|
16:22
America/New_York

Police Arrest Driver who fled Accident Scene

A 30-year-old Hamilton man will appear in court on Thursday, June 27, 2019, to answer to several charges after fleeing the scene of a traffic collision.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, shortly after 2:00 p.m., Hamilton Police received information about a fail to remain collision in the area of Barton Street East and Gage Avenue North. The incident involved two cars with the point of impact originating from a rear-end collision. The drivers exited their vehicles and had a discussion where it was established they would leave the roadway to exchange particulars. The suspect driver who caused the collision drove away. Prior to him driving off, the second driver obtained information about the suspect which he provided to police.

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, shortly after 12:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle was observed travelling in the area of Cumberland Avenue and Prospect Street South. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver at that time was confirmed to be the suspect driver involved in the collision. The male was arrested for fail to remain under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. A check into his background confirmed he had two current suspensions for his driver’s licence.

The suspect was later released and has been summoned to appear in court on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

The suspect vehicle was towed under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act VIP tow authority and held for 7 days.

One person in the vehicle that was stuck received a minor injury but was not transported to the hospital.

CHARGED

  • Hamilton man, 30-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Fail to remain
  • Drive while under suspension X2
  • Careless driving