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York police release helicopter footage of hunt for impaired driving suspect in Richmond Hill

Last Updated Oct 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm EST

Summary

Area resident called 911 saying they witnessed a vehicle crash into the hydro box and saw the driver flee the scene

No one was injured in the incident

A Richmond Hill man is facing impaired driving charges after allegedly crashing a vehicle into a hydro box and fleeing the scene of the collision, York Regional Police say.

Officers were called to the Yonge Street and Gamble Road area of Richmond Hill after 9 p.m. on Oct. 8.

An area resident called 911 saying they had witnessed a vehicle crash into the hydro box and saw the driver run away from the scene.

No one was injured in the incident.

A police helicopter and a canine unit were called in, and the man was located in a ravine area near the scene of the collision.

Police have released aerial footage of the search and the arrest.

The 49-year-old driver has been charged with impaired operation, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to remain.

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