Lethbridge, Alberta – On February 11, 2020 at 6:21 P.M. the Lethbridge Police Service received a complaint of a 2 vehicle collision on University Drive between Bridge Drive and Highway 3.
Prior to patrol members arriving, the complainant reported that the male driver of one of the vehicles was running away from the scene.
Lethbridge Police Service members and a K-9 unit arrived shortly after and spoke to witnesses who had followed the driver who had fled. The male suspect was soon located laying down in a field just east of Burnco with no injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle was trapped in his vehicle and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 2017 grey Dodge truck involved in the accident was confirmed to have been stolen on February 11, 2020 in Lethbridge. Various documents found inside the Dodge Ram, not belonging to the registered owner, were later determined to be stolen as well.
Collision investigators with the Traffic Response Unit as well as Identification Unit attended the scene to assume the investigation.
Investigators determined that the grey Dodge truck had been travelling northbound on University Drive, lost control and started to enter the east ditch. Upon overcorrecting to drive back onto the road, the truck crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford Edge, pushing it into the ditch.
Joshua Ryan MCarthur, 25 of Lethbridge is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5000 and possession of stolen identity documents as well as numerous offences under the Traffic Safety Act.
MCarthur was released on an undertaking with numerous conditions and is scheduled to appear in court March 26, 2020.
Lethbridge Police Service
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