A motorist is facing charges after driving through a fence and ending up in a backyard in a Whitby neighbourhood.

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at 12:50 a.m. officers responded to Garden Street and Bradley Drive in Whitby after a vehicle was observed leaving the roadway and crashing through a residential fence. The car came to rest in a backyard, narrowly missing a pool. The driver fled on foot but was tracked to his residence by the K-9 Unit where he was arrested by police.

Steven BELLINGER, age 52, of Robinson Crescent in Whitby, is charged with: Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Exceed .80. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1855.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Source: Durham Regional Police Service