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Suspected drunk driver rolls onto runways at Regina airport

10/12/2014 03:22 EDT | Updated 12/12/2014 05:59 EST
A suspected drunk driver crashed through a fence and drove around the runways at the Regina airport early Sunday morning, according to the city's airport authority.

The driver was spotted around 12:30 a.m. CST. 

Regina Airport Authority president Jim Hunter said the driver broke through the airport fences near a construction site on the southeast side of the airport. He also drove through a fence near West Wind Aviation.

"We have temporary repairs of the fences up now, so we regained that capability, but once the weekend's over, we're going to have to do a pretty serious estimate of the damage he did. He did quite a bit." 

More than two hours later, a suspect was stopped and taken into custody by Regina police, Hunter said.

He added that police told him they suspected the driver was severely inebriated.

Hunter said no flights were affected as the incident happened during a low air traffic time at the airport.

Regina police would not comment on the incident, nor confirm it happened.

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