Moncton man charged after two collisions in Southeastern New Brunswick


RCMP say a Moncton man has been charged after two collisions in southeastern New Brunswick.

Officers were called around 4:50 p.m. on Sunday for a collision near the Cocagne Marina.

Police say a car had rear-ended another vehicle before fleeing the scene, but the driver of the second vehicle was able to provide a licence plate number and description of the car.

RCMP say they received a report of a collision on Highway 15 near Lakeview about 15 minutes later where a car matching the description of the one involved in the first crash had rear-ended another vehicle before going off the road into the ditch, which caused two other vehicles to collide.

Police say the driver of the car involved in both incidents fled the scene on foot and was later arrested with the help of the Police Dog Services.

34-year-old Mathieu Joseph Paul Leger has been charged with prohibited driving and was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing today.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen a grey 2012 Honda Civic with New Brunswick licence plate JPK 006 in the Cocagne, Scoudouc or Lakeville area on June 30 or who may have information that can assist the investigation to contact them.