08/15/18 Oshawa, Can. – Man Involved In Vehicle Crash – Fled The Crash Scene On Foot – Captured Stealing Durham Regional Police Car
A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident, then trying to steal a police cruiser in Oshawa.
Durham Regional Police say the vehicle the man was driving was allegedly involved in a two-vehicle crash on Monday around 1:20 p.m. at Adelaide Ave. and Park Rd.
Police allege the man fled the crash on foot, unsuccessfully tried to steal a civilian vehicle, and was ultimately arrested while trying to make off with the cruiser.
The other driver involved in the crash and a police officer both sustained minor injuries.
Nicholas Hellam, of Oshawa, faces a total of 10 charges including failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm and impaired operation of a vehicle.