Lethbridge Man Charged With Driving While Impaired on Drugs; Causing Two Vehicle Crash

A 39 year old Lethbridge man has been charged with impaired and dangerous driving after a collision Thursday evening at Scenic Drive and Highway 3.

Lethbridge Police have charged a 39 year old man with impaired and dangerous driving following a collision Thursday night (Nov. 16). Around 9:20 pm, police observed a car without a licence plate on Highway 3 travelling at an excessive speed. The vehicle entered the southbound turning lane on Scenic Drive North and proceeded through the intersection on a red light colliding with a northbound vehicle. The driver of the car initially attempted to flee the scene, but was arrested soon after. Following further investigation he was found to be impaired by drugs. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of numerous items that had previously been reported stolen. There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained significant damage. North and southbound traffic on Scenic Drive was closed for just over an hour while police investigated. 39 year old Joshua Michael Hiott is charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving, possession of stolen property and possession of break-in tools. Hiott is currently remanded in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing. - Lethbridge Police Release

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