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Jul 08, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

London rider charged with fail to remain after 401 wreck

Our London

Talk about adding insult to injury: a London man who left his motorcycle on the 401 median after crashing it is facing a fail to remain charge.

According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle at about 12:38 a.m. Sunday (July 6) on the 401 east of Elgin Road in Thames Centre.

When officers from four counties and the Highway Safety Division arrived they found the damaged bike along the centre median and signs that a person had sustained “some level of injury,” but the rider was nowhere to be found.

So the OPP West Region K9 and emergency response (SWAT) team were called in to search, but came up dry.

It was hours before they made contact with the driver, Shaun Finnessy, 43 of London, whose Facebook page is dominated by photos of his silver Harley Davidson, and charged him with one count of fail to remain at the scene of a collision. The charge hasn’t been proven in court.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to contact local police.  The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario, at 1-888-310-1122.  If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Finnessy is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 11.

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