Police arrested a suspect in connection with a recent hit and run in which a pickup truck, travelling more than double the speed limit, significantly damaged a hydro pole and home.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched to the scene of a reported hit and run motor vehicle collision just before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 in the 1800 block of Broadway Avenue.
Police learned a vehicle had collided with a hydro pole and home, which causing significant damage. Paramedics with Superior North EMS and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters were also dispatched to the scene.
An investigation revealed a suspected driver was travelling in excess of 128 km/h in an area where the posted maximum speed limit was 50 km/h. After the collision the suspect fled the area on foot. Police also located containers of alcohol in the cab of the pickup truck, including a can in one of the vehicle’s cup holders.
Investigators were also able to identify the suspected driver.
Police arrested the accused just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Richard Bert Cramer, 39, of Thunder Bay is charged with:
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Failure to Stop After Accident
He appeared in bail court on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and was released with a future appearance date.