Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run involving 3 pedestrians
Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:04AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:23AM EST
Police have arrested a 47-year-old man who is suspected in a hit-and-run involving three pedestrians.
Steven Paul Brunswick was arrested on Thursday after being spotted in the Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street area. He faces numerous charges, including attempted murder and failure to remain.
Police said the suspect resisted arrest and had to be tackled by officers. He was eventually transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, after admitting that he had ingested narcotics.
Investigators had been searching for Brunswick since late last week in connection with a hit-and-run in the Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area.
Toronto police say they were pursuing a stolen car at the time. It’s alleged that the man behind the wheel drove at an officer who was trying to apprehend him, before hopping a nearby sidewalk and striking three pedestrians.
One of the pedestrians was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect drove away from the scene before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot, police said.
Brunswick was expected to appear in a College Park courtroom on Thursday.
Toronto police officers transport Steven Paul Brunswick to hospital following his arrest early Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.