On Oct. 5 at 2:28 a.m., RCMP were called to the scene of a vehicle accident at Stone’s Bay and Highway 27.
Upon arrival, RCMP found a black Dodge pickup truck upside down alongside Highway 27.
It appeared the vehicle had been driven at a high rate of speed on Stones Bay Road when it failed to negotiate the turn onto the highway and ended up crossing the road, hitting the ditch and ending up on its roof.
The driver had fled the scene.
Witnesses who spoke to the RCMP had seen the driver prior to the accident, but RCMP were unable to locate him.
The next morning the driver reported the accident to RCMP and has since been charged with driving without due care and attention, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failing to obey a traffic control device.
RCMP say alcohol is strongly believed to have been a factor in the incident.