Stolen car involved in Nacmine hit and run
A man has been arrested in connection with two motor vehicle collisions in a stolen car that occurred in Nacmine early Sunday morning.
Around 4 a.m. Sunday, Drumheller RCMP received a call regarding a suspicious individual asleep inside a car in Nacmine.
By the time they arrived, RCMP found that the driver of the car had tried to drive away but crashed into two parked cars in front of a residence in Nacmine and had fled on foot.
After receiving a call later that morning around 9 a.m. of a man sleeping in a backyard in Nacmine, RCMP arrived and found that the suspect had fled again, but was soon located nearby, walking alongside Highway 575.
The suspect matched the description given by witnesses of the sleeping man earlier, and the individual was arrested.
After he was detained and his identity determined, it was found that he faced a number of charges in both Alberta and BC. The car involved in the accident was found to have been stolen out of Calgary a few days prior.
“There’s more investigation to do but we’re pretty confident we have the right person,” said Constable Rachel Pergunas.
Jeffe Hoffman, 25, of no fixed address, was charged Tuesday with possession of stolen property, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, breach of probation, and obstruction of a peace officer.