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Individual arrested and charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop for police

Release Date: September 25, 2023


On September 24, 2023, at approximately 11:55 p.m. officers, who were on general patrol in the area of John Counter Boulevard, observed a motor vehicle travelling westbound on John Counter Boulevard with a burnt-out light.


Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop to speak with the driver of this motor vehicle while travelling on John Counter Boulevard east of Elliot Avenue. Police activated their emergency lights and sirens however, the vehicle continued westbound without making any attempts to stop.


The vehicle suddenly accelerated away at a dangerous rate of speed and proceeded to drive through a red light at the intersection of Division Street and John Counter Boulevard without making any attempt to stop. Multiple pedestrians were walking on the crosswalk at the intersection in the path of the fleeing vehicle. No one was injured as a result of this driver’s dangerous actions and police immediately disengaged from following the vehicle.


Further investigation resulted in police locating the driver in the area of Park Street near Regent Street. The accused individual was subsequently arrested at approximately 12:35 a.m. on September 25 and transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.


A 32-year-old local individual was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance and failing to stop for police.

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