On Sunday, October 19, at approximately 2:54 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 26 near Starlight Lane in the Municipality of Meaford.
Despite the extensive damage to the vehicle, including a flat tire and smashed windshield, the driver left the scene, carrying two male passengers, west bound on Hwy. 26 towards Meaford.
Police observed debris from the vehicle strewn along Hwy. 26 and were able to follow the evidence to a residence in Meaford, where the suspect vehicle, a 1995 Honda Civic, was located. After further investigation, the driver of the Honda was identified. One of the passengers in the vehicle had suffered a minor injury as a result of the collision.
A 23 year old Meaford man was charged with the following offences under the Highway Traffic Act: Fail to Remain, Operate Unsafe Vehicle, Careless Driving and Fail to Notify Change of Address.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Court in Owen Sound on November 17, 2014.