The mystery of the damage at City Square Plaza is solved – was solved, in fact, on Saturday, May 5th, but it’s likely a gap in internal communications meant officials weren’t aware of that fact until today. A 38 year-old Regina man will make an appearance in Provincial Court on Tuesday morning charged with Impaired Driving and Exceed .08. At the time of the incident, the investigation was carried out, reports written and notification made to the City. However, on Monday morning (May 7, 2012), when police issued a request for information, police officials were not aware that the incident had been solved. The Regina Police Service is examining its internal reporting processes to determine where a lapse occurred and will take steps to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.
Police were called to City Square Plaza at 10:32 p.m. on Saturday night for a hit and run in progress. The caller indicated a red, Dodge truck had struck the concrete bollards (posts) and the driver had left the vehicle. Police attended and found a male matching the description of the driver in the southwest corner of Victoria Park. The male showed signs of intoxication. Further investigation resulted in charges against the 38 year-old suspect.
Thirty-eight year-old Christopher William HOGG, DOB: 1973-08-06, of Regina, is charged with Impaired Driving [253(1)(a) CC] and Exceed .08 [253(1)(b) CC]. HOGG will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.