Wanted Welland Man Crashes into Two Vehicles at a North End Intersection
Police investigated a three-car collision at Ottawa Street and Burlington Street. A 33-year-old Welland man was determined to be at fault. Through investigation, police learned he was a suspended driver and a warrant for his arrest existed. He is scheduled to appear in court in late July for the traffic-related offences and he was turned over to a neighbouring police agency for the outstanding warrant.
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, shortly after 6:30 a.m. Hamilton Police responded to a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Ottawa Street North and Burlington Street East. Two vehicles, a Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Corolla were travelling southbound on Ottawa Street when they stopped for the traffic light. They were then struck from behind by a Chevrolet Equinox. The stopped vehicles both received damage to their rear ends.
Police conducted an investigation on the Equinox driver and learned he was a suspended driver for unpaid fines. Additionally, a warrant for his arrest was in existence from a neighbouring police service, for failing to attend court. The driver, a 33-year-old male from Welland was arrested.
A search of the Equinox identified the presence of several unidentified pills. They were seized by police and will be submitted for analysis to determine if they contain a controlled substance.
The driver was taken into police custody and later turned over to the neighbouring agency in relation to the warrant. He was issued three court summons for Careless Driving, Drive while under suspension and Fail to surrender insurance card. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 25, 2019, to answer to the charges.
There was evidence to support a charge of impairment.
- Welland male, 33-years-of-age
- Careless driving
- Drive while under suspension
- Fail to surrender insurance card