Canadian faces impaired driving charges after caught driving car while it's on fire

Jan 19 2019, 1:47 am

RCMP in Boyle, Alberta received a call on Wednesday evening alerting them that someone was driving an aflame vehicle on a nearby highway.

The initial report came in at around 5 pm according to a release from Boyle RCMP, and indicated that a man had crashed his vehicle but decided to continue driving it down Highway 855.

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The vehicle “became engulfed in flames,” states the release, prompting the driver to eventually stop and flee the scene.

Police found the man hiding at a nearby residence, arrested him, and laid charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a conveyance, refusal to provide a breath sample, mischief over $5,000, and uttering threats.

The man, identified in the release as 31-year-old Darrell Ladouceur, is expected to appear in court on February 12.


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