THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Quick action by an officer over the weekend helped to prevent a potential dangerous collision. Thunder Bay Police share, “Just after midnight on Sunday, May 27, 2012 an officer observed some people on the road at Balmoral Street by Andrew St. The officer stopped to speak to the male and female who had fallen off a bicycle. As the pair were directed to get off of the roadway, the officer observed a southbound vehicle traveling a high rate of speed heading directly for them.
“The officer shouted at the two pedestrians to get out of the way. The female was able to make it onto the sidewalk and the male with the bike jumped toward the police cruiser. The rear tire of the bicycle was clipped by the vehicle that continued to head south on Balmoral Street.
“The officer ensured the pedestrians were not injured and then jumped into the cruiser, activated the lights, and began following the vehicle that was eventually stopped in the Academy Drive area”.
The 50 year old male driver was arrested and has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Drive over 80 Milligrams, Dangerous Driving, Fail to Stop at an Accident and Breach of Probation.
The male will appear in court later today.