Driver detained after striking numerous cars, home in Junction Triangle
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, November 22, 2019 1:27PM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 22, 2019 7:38PM EST
A man in his 30s has been detained by police after allegedly striking as many as 15 parked cars and a house in Toronto’s Junction Triangle area on Friday afternoon.
Police say they were called to the area of Perth Avenue and Dupont Street after 12 p.m. for a report of a car colliding with several parked cars.
The driver allegedly struck car after car, hitting as many as 15 in total, as well as house, before coming to a stop.
Officers said passersby kept the driver from fleeing the scene until police arrived.
Surveillance camera footage obtained by CP24 shows a white cube van slamming into parked cars, with a lone bystander chasing after the vehicle on foot.
The driver was initially taken into custody on suspicion of impaired driving. Police later said the man showed no signs of impairment but was charged with dangerous driving, leaving the scene and possession of property obtained by crime.
Police say that several of the cars that were struck suffered “serious damage.”