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.
Crews repair snapped hydro pole on Willowdale Ave caused by alleged drunk driver who made up carjacking story. Driver ran off & claimed that he’d been robbed at gunpoint/had car stolen. Police allege he was lying. He’s facing impaired driving+mischief charge for making up story pic.twitter.com/WB4YlxtCwy
— carl hanstke (@carl680) January 25, 2019
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.