Driver ar­rested af­ter run­ning from car that crashed in field

Woman flees crash scene amid re­ports of er­ratic driv­ing along Howard Av­enue

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A fe­male mo­torist was taken into cus­tody af­ter she ran from a ve­hi­cle that had been driven off the road­way and into a field in the 6000 block of Howard Av­enue on Fri­day af­ter­noon. Wit­nesses said the in­ci­dent hap­pened around 1:30 p.m., when the white cross­over SUV was seen mov­ing er­rat­i­cally on Howard Av­enue, en­dan­ger­ing sev­eral other ve­hi­cles as it at­tempted to pass traf­fic.

Ac­cord­ing to a res­i­dent on Con­ces­sion Road 7, the white ve­hi­cle left the road, went over a ditch and plowed through a line of trees — then pro­ceeded for a few hun­dred me­tres through a farmer’s field. “The car kept go­ing,” said Scott Bar­rie.

“I live around the cor­ner there. I was work­ing in my yard, and I heard it, and I saw car parts fly­ing ev­ery­where.”

Af­ter the ve­hi­cle stopped, an oc­cu­pant was seen ex­it­ing and flee­ing on foot.

She was later lo­cated by On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice of­fi­cers on a prop­erty on South Tal­bot Road, nearly a kilo­me­tre away from the aban­doned ve­hi­cle. Dam­age was vis­i­ble to the SUV’s rear end, and a tree branch re­mained stuck to its front. OPP have not said if charges are pend­ing.

DAX MELMER

Po­lice look over a ve­hi­cle in the mid­dle of a farmer’s field on the 6000 block of Howard Av­enue on Fri­day. Po­lice said the driver of the ve­hi­cle fled the scene and was later ar­rested nearly one-kilo­me­tre away.

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