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Hamilton police seek suspect accused of abandoning car after crash on Claremont Access

Hamilton police are seeking a suspect following a crash on the Claremont Access. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police are looking for a 31-year-old man accused of abandoning a stolen vehicle after it reportedly crashed on the Claremont Access.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the top of the access at Rosedene Avenue, where they say officers found a white Chevrolet Cruze sedan with extensive front-end damage.

According to police, an investigation revealed that the sedan was heading south on the Claremont Access when it drifted and struck a rock face along the shoulder.

The occupants of the vehicle, which had been reported stolen on June 10, allegedly fled on foot.

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After securing the area, police say officers found a woman who had been inside the sedan but determined she wasn’t criminally involved and let her go.

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The male driver hasn’t been found, but police say they have confirmed his identity.

They’ve issued a warrant for his arrest on multiple charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to remain and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

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