A Surrey man accused of smashing a U-Haul truck into a car in Langley and then taking off has been arrested for breaching court conditions and driving while prohibited.
The hit-and-run crash happened at 10 p.m. Monday, at 240th street and Fraser Highway.
The driver of the Chevrolet Cavalier hit by the one-tonne truck was taken to hospital. After the crash, the U-Haul headed north on 240th, pursued by three witnesses. Cpl. Holly Marks of the Langley RCMP said a Mountie tried to get the truck to pull over and the driver bailed out and ran off.
"The vehicle continued to move forward and collided with a building and another vehicle," she said. The officer ran after the 32-year-old suspect and found him hiding in a garbage bin.
"There was a strong odor of gasoline emanating from the vehicle and when officers checked inside, they found numerous jerrycans and hoses," Marks said. She added police aren't able to say if this was used for siphoning gas. "A variety of other items were seized from the vehicle, the investigation is ongoing and police will likely recommend a variety of charges to Crown counsel."