Hit — remove the licence plates — and run

A 29-year-old Nelson man faces two charges after crashing his car and leaving the scene.

A 29-year-old Nelson man faces two charges after crashing his car and leaving the scene.

On Tuesday night a 1997 Honda Civic driving the wrong way on the 1600 block of Cedar Street entered the intersection and struck a 2008 Dodge Dakota, which was travelling east on Silica Street.

The Honda struck the pickup’s driver side rear tire and quarter panel causing the pick-up to spin 180 degrees before coming to a stop.

According to a witness, the driver of the Honda made no effort to stop and tried to flee the scene in his vehicle, but was unable to because of the amount of damage the vehicle sustained in the crash.

One of the two male occupants of the Honda exited the vehicle and walked down the street away from the crash site, the other occupant removed the license plate from the rear of the vehicle and also fled the scene in the same direction.

After a search of the area police were unable to locate both suspects.

Fire and ambulance teams responded to the scene and tended to the passengers of the pick-up. The driver and her two children aged nine and 13 were not hurt.

One of the males from the Honda later turned himself in at he police station. The man admitted being the driver of the vehicle and was subsequently arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and one count of dangerous driving.  He is scheduled to appear before court in December.

The investigation remains open and further charges are pending.