Accused who fled from police in dangerous driving incident arrested

Incident Date
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:45
Incident Number
P19060198
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-09-09

Police arrested and charged a man Saturday who fled from an officer following a recent incident of dangerous driving.

The original incident took place on Thursday, Aug. 29 at about 11:15 p.m. At that time an officer with the service’s uniform patrol branch was on patrol in the area of Red River Road and Highway 17 when he observed two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed, side by side, eastbound on Red River Road.

The officer activated his lights and attempted to stop one of the vehicles. The drivers ignored the officer and continued to drive at a high rate of speed.

Due to public safety concerns, the officer discontinued his attempts to stop the vehicles.

Through the course of his investigation, the officer was able to identify the vehicles and drivers involved.

The accused appeared at the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, where he was arrested and formally charged.

A 22-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with Flight from Peace Officer, and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle.

He was released on a promise to appear for a future court date.

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