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Alleged impaired driver makes up robbery after crashing car in Toronto

Last Updated Jan 25, 2019 at 6:33 am PST

Toronto police believe a man made up a story of being robbed at gunpoint and stabbed after crashing his vehicle near Finch subway station. CITYNEWS

A suspected impaired driver has reportedly made up a robbery after police say he crashed his car in Toronto

Man who apparently crashed car while impaired in Toronto told police he was robbed at gunpoint, stabbed, officers say

TORONTO – An alleged impaired driver has been arrested after apparently crashing his car and telling police he had been robbed at gunpoint, as well as stabbed.

Police say they were first called to the area of Willowdale and Cummer Avenues in Toronto just after 9:30 p.m. to reports a car had struck a pole and a driver had fled the scene.

Shortly after, officers were told a man had reportedly been robbed at gunpoint and stabbed at the nearby Finch subway station.

A Good Samaritan drove the man to hospital and police reported his black Ford Escape had been stolen.

Officers located the driver and found he was impaired — officials said the man blew twice over the legal limit.

Police now believe the suspect reportedly made up the gunpoint robbery to evade the collision.

He’s been arrested for impaired driving and is expected to be charged with obstructing justice and public mischief.