WINNIPEG - A 48-year-old Winnipeg man was charged with Impaired Driving after hitting a hydro pole and taking off on foot.
Police said on Friday they received a call that reported an older recreational/motorhome-style vehicle strike a hydro pole and a number of people, including a male driver, fled on foot.
The force of the collision sheared the hydro pole and caused a power outage in the area.
Police and K-9, Veyda, tracked one man to the rear of a home on Castle Avenue where he was found hiding inside a parked car.
Officers also met with two adult women and a 2-year-old child in the area which are believed to have been the other occupants that had fled the crash site.
James Bradley Porth, a 48-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Driving While Ability Impaired
- Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample – Breath
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice