28-Year-Old Driver Arrested with Stolen Motorcycle When Fleeing Police
Hamilton Police arrest a 28-year-old Hamilton man after fleeing from police on a stolen motorcycle last evening.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, shortly after 6:00 p.m., a Hamilton Police officer driving a marked police cruiser observed a blue Yamaha motorcycle without plates in the area of Stone Church Road East and Upper Ottawa Street.
Further the officer continued to view the driving behavior of the motorcyclist. The driver left the roadway and started driving in the north shoulder bicycle lane on Stone Church Road while there was heavy traffic congestion at the intersection.
The officer attempted to effect a traffic stop however the motorist accelerated the engine, ricocheting off the curb and the police cruiser in attempts to flee. The motorcycle then dropped, the driver rolled and fled on foot into traffic. While on the roadway the driver jumped onto the rear bumper of a moving vehicle and held on for approximately 200 meters.
The 28-year-old was then arrested by police and faces the following charges:
Calvin George McConnell
· Dangerous Operation
· Flight From Police
· Possession Over $5,000
· Possession Schedule I - Fentanyl
· Drive Motor Vehicle – Improper Licence
· Drive Motor Vehicle – No Permit
· Drive Motor Vehicle – No Plates
· Driving While Under Suspension
· Fail to have Insurance Card
McConnell will see this matter in court on Wednesday, June 27, 2022.
This driving behavior put many Hamiltonians at risk yesterday.
Hamilton Police are committed to road safety through education and enforcement. The quest for road safety is a shared responsibility that requires the effort of all that live and work in our community.
Our goal is to reduce the number of motor vehicle collisions in Hamilton both through enforcement related to aggressive driving, careless and impaired driving, as well as education.
Together, we all have a role in making our roads safer.