Man arrested after crashing stolen truck in Ladner

Photo: Delta Police

ON Monday, March 27 at 12:45 p.m., the Delta Police Department received a call regarding an unknown person passed out behind the wheel of a pickup truck in the 4900-block of Westminster Avenue in Ladner.

A concerned citizen checked on the man to ensure his welfare. Once the man was awake, he drove away. Approximately four blocks later, the driver crashed the truck into two parked cars.

When the dispatchers inquired about the license plate, they learned the truck had been stolen from Tsawwassen that same morning.

Following the crash, the suspect driver attempted to flee the scene but was detained by witnesses and Delta fire fighters until the arrival of the responding police officers.

Delta Police said that charges will be forwarded including possession of stolen property, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, fail to remain at the scene of a collision, and assault. The suspect’s name will not be released until charges are formally sworn.

There were no significant injuries from this incident.