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Failing to Remain After Collision


Broadcast time: 11:05 AM

Date: October 24, 2019

This morning, at approximately 7:35 AM, the Sarnia Police Service responded to a hit and run in the area of Lansdowne Avenue and Lorne Crescent. Information received was that a light coloured mini-van had damaged two parked cars in the area and left the scene.

Witnesses were able to contact the police and update them regarding the van’s direction of travel. The mini-van had extensive damage to the front passenger side (front wheel torn off) and was generating smoke and sparks as it left the area.

When the officer attended the last known area of travel, Capri Street and Fairlane Avenue, scrape marks were observed in the road way and were followed “like a trail of bread crumbs” right into the driveway of a residence. The van was present in the driveway with the front wheel missing.

After investigating the matter further officers were able to determine who the driver was.

A 31-year-old male now faces charges for driving while under suspension, failing to remain at the scene of the collision, and obstruct police.

Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.


Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca