A man is in custody facing multiple charges following a collision on Clarence Ave South at Circle Drive. The incident began at 10:50 PM Monday night when police received a report of a stolen vehicle. A patron of a drinking establishment in the 600 block of 10th St E had gone out to start his 1986, Chrysler New Yorker. The vehicle was left running and unlocked on the street while the owner went back in the establishment. When the patron returned 15 minutes later to where he had left his vehicle running, it was gone. A description of the vehicle was broadcast to all police units.
Just after 11:00 PM an MD Ambulance crew contacted police regarding a motor vehicle collision they had come across on Clarence Ave. South at Circle Drive. A Chrysler New Yorker had failed to stop for a red traffic signal and collided with a second vehicle. The driver of the Chrysler left the scene on foot. Police located the driver a short distance away and he was subsequently arrested. As a result of the collision the suspect received a minor laceration to the face and was transported to hospital by MD ambulance. He was treated and then escorted to the SPS Detention Centre where samples of his breath were obtained.
The 28 year old from St. Louis (Sask.) is charged with stealing a car, criminal hit and run, driving while impaired, driving while over .08 and possession of cocaine. He will be appearing in court later today.
There were no other injuries as a result of the collision.