Advertisement

Several vehicles damaged during series of hit and runs in west Edmonton

Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017.
Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017. Supplied to Global News

Edmonton police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon after a number of hit-and-run collisions in the area of 156 Street and 118 Avenue.

Officers closed the southbound lanes of 156 Street for a short period of time Tuesday afternoon.

The road was open by 2:15 p.m.

A post on Facebook showed at least four vehicles with damage in the same area. The poster described the driver as “smashing up multiple vehicles.”

An employee told Global News the driver pulled into the Unicon Concrete Specialties parking lot, backed up, smashed through the fence and went around the yard and smashed through a gate, before hitting a number of vehicles on 156 Street.

“A male suspect was arrested around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon near 157 Street and 121 Avenue in connection with the impaired driving incident,” police spokesperson Scott Pattison said in a news release. “At least four vehicles were allegedly struck by a Dodge Ram 1500 truck being driven by the accused.”

Story continues below advertisement

Police said charges are pending.

14
Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017. Supplied to Global News
24
Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017. Supplied to Global News
34
Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017. Supplied to Global News
44
Several damaged vehicles near 117 Ave. and 156 St. on Jan. 3, 2017. Supplied to Global News

 

Sponsored content