Fowler Ontario Man Faces Charges After Pick-Up Truck Drives Through Homeless Encampment

563069
Police

Thunder Bay – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police charged a Fowler, Ontario man with Dangerous Driving after an incident involving a pick-up truck driving through a tent at the County Fair Plaza parking lot on Tuesday evening.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to the parking lot at 1010 Dawson Road just after 3:50 pm on Tuesday, October 5 following reports a pick-up truck which had just ran over a tent that had been set up at the former Sunny’s gas bar.

At the time of the report, it was believed someone may have been sleeping inside of the tent during the collision. Further investigation revealed the tent was empty at the time of the collision, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

When officers arrived on scene, they quickly located the grey pickup truck, and its driver, believed to have been involved.

Officers observed debris suspected to be from the damaged tent on the truck.

A 37-year-old Fowler Township man was arrested and charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was transported to the TBPS headquarters and has since been released with a future court date.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information, including dash cam or other forms of digital video, please call police at 684-1200 and cite incident number P21064945. You can also submit tips through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.