THUNDER BAY – Perhaps the message on the dangers of driving impaired need a serious refresher course in Northwestern Ontario. There have been a number of incidents lately some involving serious injury and or death.
Just after 1:00AM EDT on August 25, 2017, Thunder Bay Police were called to the area of Limbrick Street and Kensington Drive due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred with a blue Mitsubishi sports utility vehicle and a taxi cab which had just dropped off a passenger.
The driver of the Mitsubishi stopped briefly then fled the scene according to police.
Police were given a description of the vehicle, and officers located it a short time later stopped at the intersection of Balmoral St at the Harbour Expressway. During the traffic stop the Mitsubishi rolled forward striking a police vehicle.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, a twenty-year-old Thunder Bay female, was arrested and charged with Impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident
Thankfully no injuries were reported as a result of either collision.
Thunder Bay Police would like to remind motorists to ensure that if they are going to be consuming alcoholic beverages to plan ahead and arrange for proper transportation home.