London man charged after collision with used car test drive, attempted vehicle theft – London IG News

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An 18-year-old is facing multiple charges in connection with a series of incidents Thursday afternoon in the east end of a London, Ontario, city that began as a vehicle test drive and turned into a collision and theft of another. Tried vehicle, say police.

Police say they responded at around 4:50 p.m. in the area of ​​Highbury Avenue and Trafalgar Street, when an eastbound car collided with a red light and collided with another vehicle.

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Police say the suspect fled the vehicle with his female friend and attempted to open the doors of several other vehicles that were stopped at a red light in Trafalgar.

“After several unsuccessful attempts, the suspect opened a car door and attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle,” police said in a statement.

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Police said that the eyewitnesses present at the spot caught the man till the police reached the spot.

According to investigators, the suspect was allegedly taking the vehicle out for a test drive after it was posted on an online buy-and-sell site.

The owner of the vehicle and a family member were also in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and police allege that the suspect was speeding into oncoming traffic in east London before the collision.

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No casualties have been reported in the incident.

An 18-year-old London man faces charges of dangerous driving, failure to stop at the scene, robbery and assault with intent to commit theft, and driving a motor vehicle without a licence.

He remained in custody till Friday afternoon, when he was to appear in court.

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