THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police has arrested and charged a man on Saturday who fled from an officer following a recent incident of dangerous driving.
TPBS report that the original incident took place on Thursday, August 29th at about 11:15 pm. At that time police say that an officer with the service’s uniform patrol branch was on patrol in the area of Red River Road and Highway 17 when the officer observed two vehicles traveling 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 race off at a high rate of speed.
Due to public safety concerns, the officer discontinued their attempts to stop the vehicles.
However, 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 pm on Saturday, September 7th, 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.