When Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) patrol services arrived on the scene of a collision in the centre city area of St. John’s shortly before 8 p.m. Friday night, they learned one of the driver’s had already fled the scene, according to an RNC report.
“An officer patrolling the area located the driver and chased the male on foot. The male attempted to resist the officer, but was arrested,” reads the report.
The 33-year-old driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, operating a conveyance while prohibited, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a court order.
Police say his vehicle was impounded and he was conveyed to the lock-up to appear in court Saturday morning.
A suspect is in RNC custody Friday night following a three-vehicle hit-and-run crash in St. John’s caused by a car that was apparently involved in an earlier afternoon incident in the RCMP jurisdiction of Spaniard’s Bay.
The RNC confirmed they were already on the lookout for the car that rear-ended a taxi on Freshwater Road Friday night.
The suspect in the car then fled the scene on foot but he was apprehended by the RNC within minutes of their arrival at the accident scene.
A third vehicle, an SUV, was also damaged by the taxi after it was rear-ended.
There were no serious injuries in the collision and there was no information available about the incident in Spaniard’s Bay.
More details will be provided as they become available.