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A 23-year-old Maxwell man faces numerous charges after a high-speed rampage through downtown Shelburne causing damage to lawns and parked vehicles.

Shelburne police said in a release sent Sunday (Sept. 4) that shortly before 2 a.m. on Aug. 27, they received reports of a Ford Explorer driving erratically on “all Shelburne roads, lawns and medians in an uncontrolled manner.”

“The accused continued to drive his vehicle through town even after one of the wheels fell off. The accused struck two different parked vehicles, and a sign,” continued police in the release.

The vehicle was found behind a plaza shortly after the early morning incident.

Police said following investigation, they located and arrested the alleged driver stumbling down the road on foot on a nearby residential street. A breath sample showed the accused had a blood alcohol reading double the legal limit at the time of his arrest.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Tyler Sheppard, 23, of Maxwell, Ont. is facing numerous charges including: impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operate motor vehicle over 80 milligrams, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to remain at the scene of an accident, and novice driver blood alcohol above zero.

The accused’s vehicle was impounded and his driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days. Police provided no details as to court appearances scheduled for the accused.

Source: The Orangeville Banner