Driver arrested following early morning smash

| 21/04/2009

(CNS): Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of reckless driving following a crash in which he appears to have run another car off the road at around 3:00 am this morning (Tuesday, April 21). Police said that following investigations the 24 year old driver was involved in a dispute earlier in the night with the driver of the Honda Integra who ended up in hospital along with his passengers after colliding with a wall.

Police said that the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call reporting that two vehicles had crashed on the Linford Pierson Highway in the vicinity of Halifax Road at around 3:00 this morning. Police and medics responded to the scene and found that a Honda Integra had collided with a wall. The second vehicle alleged to be involved in the crash had left the scene. Two of the men who were travelling in the vehicle were taken to hospital by medics, a third passenger attended hospital and on his own all three have now been released.

Following investigations by the Traffic Management Unit the 24-year-old man who was driving the car which left the scene was arrested later today and remains in police custody.

Police said they believed the two drivers had been involved in an earlier dispute which occurred at the rear parking lot of LI Lounge. Police were alerted to a report of a fight taking place at around 2.25am. Officers responded to the scene but found nothing of note in the area when they arrived.

Anyone who witnessed an altercation taking place behind the nightclub or the traffic crash on Linford Pierson Highway is asked to contact the Traffic Management Unit on 946-6245 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    what about leaving the scene of an accident?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm interesting, so i wonder whythey arrested him?

  3. whodatis says:

    Section 39 of the Traffic Law don’t give an arrest power for Reckless driving, and Section 67 (2) only provides an arrest power if death is caused.