Crews clean up and prepare to tow away a car that went down an embankment on Bella Vista Road around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver fled the scene

Crews clean up and prepare to tow away a car that went down an embankment on Bella Vista Road around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver fled the scene

Bella Vista rollover leads to charges

The car that rolled into a ditch off Bella Vista Road early Saturday was still there when Vernon RCMP arrived to investigate.

The car that rolled into a ditch off Bella Vista Road early Saturday was still there when Vernon RCMP arrived to investigate.

The driver, however, wasn’t.

Police were called shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday to a report of a 2007 Pontiac discovered in an alley off the 4200 block of Bella Vista Road.

“The car had left the road, hit a guard rail and hit a fence,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk

While the accident was reported shortly before 7, police believe it happened sometime between 2 and 4 a.m.

The driver wasn’t at the scene, but a police investigation led to a 22-year-old Vernon man, who told police he borrowed the car from a friend.

The man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and he’s also facing Motor Vehicle Act-related charges in this accident.

The car suffered significant damage.