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46-year-old arrested for impaired driving after several crashes: London police

London, Ont., police stock image, Sept. 11, 2021. Sawyer Bogdan / Global News

London police arrested a West Lorne man for drunk driving after multiple collisions Tuesday night.

Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police say a man took a friend’s vehicle without permission and drove it westbound down Oxford Street West.

The driver rear-ended a stopped vehicle at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and Oxford Street before he continued to drive down Oxford Street West and struck a sign, police say.

Police say after the second crash, the driver continued northbound from the intersection and struck a light standard, causing it to fall, before driving along Hyde Park Road.

The driver then hit another vehicle at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and Royal York Road.

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There were no reported injuries, but multiple people called the police.

Police say they arrested the driver and seized a bottle of liquor and suspected cocaine.

A 46-year-old West Lorne man is charged with several offences related to impaired driving, taking a vehicle without consent, driving with a suspended licence and failing to stop at an accident, as well as possession of a schedule 1 substance.

An estimated $75,000 in damage occurred during the crashes.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in London court on Feb. 25, 2022.

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