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Man charged after allegedly striking fire hydrant, speeding and doing donuts in Vernon

The scene on Kosmina Road after a driver ran straight through a fire hydrant on November 18, 2015.
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February 26, 2016 - 2:30 PM

VERNON - A man accused of taking a wild and reckless drive through a Vernon neighbourhood is facing charges.

Back in November 2015, police reported a 53-year-old man was arrested after allegedly speeding, doing donuts, and striking a power pole, fire hydrant, tree and another vehicle before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Kosmina Road. 

A witness told the rampage looked like “something out of a movie.”

The driver was arrested shortly after the incident and subsequently released while police continued to investigate. 

Charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, failing to remain at the scene and assaulting a peace officer have now been laid against the driver, Bradley Dean Smart.

Smart is next due in Vernon Provincial Court March 10. The allegations against him have not been proven in court.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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