Police arrest one, second still at-large after Uxbridge accident that sent six to hospital

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Published August 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm

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One-third of a trio that stole a pick-up truck and then rear-ended another vehicle in Uxbridge Sunday before fleeing the scene has been arrested.

Jennifer Hallett, 42, of Wagg Road in Uxbridge, is facing sixteen different serious charges after Durham Police were able to find her in Uxbridge to make the arrest.

Police say Wagg, a male companion and a dog – possibly a Golden Retriever – stole the truck in Lindsay earlier that day before smashing into the back of another vehicle on Goodwood Road, near the intersection with Lakeridge Road, just after nine p.m. The collision caused the second vehicle to enter the intersection at Lakeridge, where it crashed into two other vehicles.

The stolen truck then burst into flames.

Six people were taken to hospital as a result of the accident, including a two year-old child.

The suspects then fled and Wagg is then alleged to have broken into a house that was under construction nearby.

There is no word yet on the other suspect or the dog.

Hallett has been charged with Fail to Remain x2; Failure to Stop After Accident Causing Bodily Harm; Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm x4; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000; Theft of a Motor Vehicle; Mischief under $5,000; Break and Enter; Transportation Fraud; Fail to Comply with undertaking x3; and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

She was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. Scott of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5217. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Photo by Colin Williamson

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