03/02/2016 11:48 EST

Saskatoon 'Visionaries' Sculpture Smashed By New Driver

City of Saskatoon

SASKATOON — A beginner driver is accused of knocking over a large sculpture that's been a fixture in downtown Saskatoon for more than two decades.

The three-pillar Tyndall stone work by artist Leslie Potter — called "Visionaries'' — had stood for 22 years in front of a bank on Second Ave. before it was smashed on the evening of Feb. 22.

A witness told a local media outlet that a vehicle knocked another vehicle into the sculpture and then fled.

One column was knocked over and smashed another one to pieces.

Police say a suspect turned himself in last week and is facing charges that include driving as a learner while not accompanied by a qualified driver.

City officials had planned to speak to Potter and their insurance company about possible repairs to the artwork.

(CTV Saskatoon)

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