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Driver faces numerous charges after fleeing police

opp-1A Kingston man is facing numerous charges after a police chase in the County Wednesday morning.

Prince Edward County OPP were called around 7:20 a.m. to Big Island regarding reports of a possible impaired driver. Officers observed the suspect vehicle, then the driver fled from police.

Due to safety concerns officers discontinued their attempt to stop the vehicle. Shortly after, a report of a stolen vehicle in Wellington resulted in the initial suspect vehicle being recovered.

Another officer observed the stolen vehicle travelling on Loyalist Parkway in Wellington and attempted to stop the fleeing suspect vehicle. The driver lost control near the intersection of Loyalist Parkway and Huycks Point Road and came to rest in the southwest ditch of Huycks Point Road.

The driver, a 29-year-old Kingston man, was arrested, assessed at the scene by ambulance as a precautionary measure and released to the custody of police.

He is facing numerous charges and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Picton, on Thursday, March 17 for a bail hearing.

The driver is charged with:
1. Fail to comply with OIC Undertaking (3 counts)
2. Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts)
3. Flight while Pursued by Police (2 counts)
4. Theft of a Motor Vehicle
5. Possession of Stolen property
6. Possession of a Sched I Drug (methamphetamine)
7. Fail to remain at the scene of an accident‎ (2 counts)

Officers had set-up road checks on Highway 62 near Belleville, Highway 33 in Quinte West, County Road 49 near Tyendinaga Territory and at the Glenora Ferry during the ongoing investigation. Highways were not closed.

The investigation is continuing.

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  1. Paul Cole says:

    I do believe Emily Law requires motor vehicles to pull onto the shoulder of the road and allow emergency vehicles right of way when their lights and sirens are activated. Possibly the dear was on the road and Police response was required to remove the dear from the road to prevent a tragic accident…

  2. Emily says:

    Last year I had two cruisers pass me at extreme speed forcing oncoming traffic to the shoulder. About 3 miles up the road they were tending to a dead deer in the ditch. This event was not worthy of risking a serious accident.

  3. Chuck says:

    There are few events that require the type of dangerous high speed responses through highly populated areas that are becoming all to regular. Just my take. When a death occurs it may be someone else’s take as well.

  4. Paul Cole says:

    Sirens screaming lights flashing should catch people’s attention allowing them to get out of the way to allow emergency vehicle’s to get where they need to be in a hurry.. I can’t help but wonder how people would react if a tragedy did happen because Police were slow in responding. Police are well trained as far as driving skills go.. Maybe nothing serious was reported because Police responded in a timely manner..

  5. Susan says:

    Why is Police speed within residential areas not addressed? I have witnessed it as well and it is way over the top. Very serious life threatening risk.

  6. Chuck says:

    Do our taxpayer police come under scrutiny for racing through residential Picton on Sunday at around 5:00 pm, easily 100 km’s? Response to an immediate life threatening event, perhaps is acceptable. Risking life to minor events is not acceptable. Nothing serious has been reported at that time. The OPP need to cool the speed before a tragedy occurs.

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