Police have laid charges of resisting arrest and mischief against 22-year-old Kyle Allan Wugalter of Calgary in connection with an incident in which a limousine struck a group of pedestrians outside Davie St gay nightclub Celebrities in the early morning hours of Aug 22.
Nine people, who were injured in the 2:30am incident, were taken to two hospitals for treatment. Police say most of the injuries were bruises and abrasions, none life threatening.
Wugalter was arrested near Burnaby and Burrard Sts following a police foot chase. Police say alcohol is not a factor in the incident.
The 1000 block of Davie was closed for several hours as police investigated. Const Jana McGuinness says moments before the incident, the driver of the limo became concerned for his safety when he saw a man throwing and damaging things on the street.
When the man raised a traffic cone and advanced on the limo, the driver decided to take evasive action, police say. But the limo’s wheels were turned in such a way that the car headed for the curb, McGuinness says.
The limousine traveled for some distance eastbound along Davie St before coming to rest.
No decision has been made regarding any charges against the limousine driver.
“The altercation had nothing to do with Celebrities or any of our clients,” Celebrities manager James Steck told Xtra on Aug 23. “It’s an unfortunate accident.”
Steck says he does not know the identities of any of the injured.