Calgary Man Faces Dangerous Driving Charges Following OPP and TBPS Pursuit

Superior Court of Justice
Superior Court of Justice

THUNDER BAY – A Calgary man faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and attempting to flee from Police following reports from citizens about an aggressive speeding driver to the Ontario Provincial Police.

On the 31st of May 2020 at approximately 6:15 pm police received a traffic complaint about a vehicle travelling on Highway 11/17 in the Conmee Twp, area. The vehicle was headed towards the City of Thunder Bay.

Officers with the Thunder Bay OPP intercepted the motor vehicle but it failed to stop when police activated their emergency lights. The suspect vehicle began driving more aggressively with increasing speeds. Police made the decision to discontinue the pursuit for public safety reasons. The Thunder Bay City police were advised of the pursuit and were able to successfully stop the vehicle and arrest the driver at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and Highway 61.

One male was arrested. Now facing charges is is Ugochukwu BON-CHINAKA, 39 of Calgary Alberta.

The following charges were laid;

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle S.320.13(1) Criminal Code
  • Flight from Police S.320.17 CC.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

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