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Guelph police use license plate left at crash scene to find hit-and-run suspect

Guelph police cruiser in file photo. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

A license plate left at the scene of a crash has led to charges for a 19-year-old man from Guelph.

A witness notified Guelph police Friday just after 11 p.m. that a vehicle had collided with two parked vehicles while turning on to Thornberry Court and Edinburgh Road South.

Investigators say the crash caused extensive damage to the two parked vehicles.

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The driver fled but the front bumper with the license plate attached was left at the scene.

Police traced the license plate to a home in the Cole Road and Christopher Court area.

The driver is scheduled to appear in a Guelph court on Sept. 16.

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