IGNACE – A 37-year-old man from Oshawa tried his best Smokey and the Bandit run to elude the OPP on Highway 17 on Saturday. It did not work.
On the 18th of July, 2020 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ignace detachment were requested to assist in locating a suspect from an incident that took place in the City of Dryden.
Officers conducted patrols throughout Ignace and along Highway 17. At approximately 1:58 pm EDT, police received information that the suspect was currently at a gas station in Ignace. The suspect departed the gas station, striking a pedestrian.
Police located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop when police activated their emergency lights. The suspect vehicle fled from the police and continued eastbound on Highway 17.
A short time later, members of the Thunder Bay OPP located the suspect vehicle and arrested the suspect.
Richard RUZNISKY, 37 years old of Oshawa, ON has been charged with the following offences:
- Theft Under $5000 Criminal Code – 334(b)
- Flight from peace officer Criminal Code – 320.17
- Dangerous operation Criminal Code – 320.13(1)
- Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 Criminal Code – 355(a)
RUZNISKY remains in custody.
None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.