Assault Leads to Traffic Stop and Charges for Thunder Bay Man

Thunder Bay News update

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Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police made fast work in a report of an assault that led to a number of charges for a Thunder Bay man.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a bar in the 1400 block of Brown Street following reports of an assault just before 11:30 pm EDT on Sunday, March 24.

When officers arrived they learned a male who had been drinking already fled. Minutes later officers located an individual matching the accused person’s description at the parking lot of a nearby McDonald’s restaurant.

An investigation revealed the accused male had been travelling northbound on Brown Street at a high rate of speed before colliding with a pole and then a pickup truck. The male attempted to flee after coming to a stop in the restaurant parking lot, but an off-duty police officer had witnessed the incident and took him into custody.

When officers arrived at the restaurant they arrested the male for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Officers learned the accused had been fighting with paramedics and the off-duty officer before the arrest.

Following a search of the vehicle the accused had been driving police located a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Jacob Daniel WATTIE, 23, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Assault
• Uttering Threats – Death or Bodily Harm
• Possession of Schedule 1 Substance for Purpose of Trafficking
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Operations of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
• Failure to Comply With Demand (Breath)

WATTIE appeared in court Monday morning and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.