On October 5, 2015 at approximately 9:20am, Police observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed in the area of First Ave and Redan St. The Motor vehicle failed to stop for the red light at the busy intersection and the Officer attempted to stop the vehicle. It eventually stopped in a random laneway on Alexandria St and the male driver fled on foot.
Approximately 20 minutes later Police located the male hiding in the grass along the railway tracks. He was immediately placed under arrest. Investigation revealed he was currently a suspended driver as well as a disqualified driver.
As a result of the investigation, the 38 year-old male driver from St. Thomas has been charged with: Adult flight from Police, Driver while disqualified, Drive while suspended, and Red light – Fail to stop.
The vehicle was towed and impounded for the mandatory 45 days. The accused remains in custody.