Police charge driver after signs, fence and hydro box struck

London police say an impaired driver caused $21,000 in damage after striking multiple objects in the east end of the city.

On Thursday around 9 p.m., police say a vehicle heading south on Veterans Memorial Parkway was traveling at a high rate of speed when it skidded out of control onto Admiral Drive.

It hit two traffic signs and a fence before coming to rest after striking a London Hydro box.

A man fled from the vehicle and ran across Veterans Memorial Parkway, police say.

Witnesses contacted police while a citizen held the suspect, police say.

A 46-year-old London man is charged with:

•        Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;

•        Driving while ability impaired; and

•        Fail to stop at scene of accident.