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Man flees psychiatric unit, steals hydro truck

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A report of a stolen North Bay hydro truck has led to several charges for a 20-year-old man.

The patient of the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s psychiatric unit is accused of kicking open a security door and pulling a fire alarm to get out of the facility yesterday. He then jumped into an unoccupied North Bay Hydro truck, and while driving away hit a parked Jeep.

He began heading westbound on Highway 17, where he was later stopped by the OPP. The man faces a slew of charges including mischief, theft and failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

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