Hamilton, Ontario,
07
February
2019
|
12:16
America/New_York

Driver Arrested for Fleeing From Police

A 21-year-old Hamilton driver was arrested last night after he refused to stop for police. Due to unsafe road conditions, police did not follow the vehicle. A short time later police came across the vehicle after it had crashed into a fence. The driver was subsequently arrested and released with several courts summons.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, shortly before 10:00 p.m. police were conducting speed enforcement westbound on Nikola Tesla Parkway at Ottawa Street North. At that time a light coloured Lexus sedan was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. The investigation revealed the vehicle was travelling at 86 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone. Police initiated a traffic stop; however, the driver of the Lexus swerved and then accelerated in an attempt to evade police. Due to the icy road conditions police determined it was unsafe to pursue. A short time later police came across a collision in the area of Wilcox Street at Industrial Drive. It involved a single motor that had abruptly exited the roadway and crashed into a fence. Police determined this was the vehicle that fled from them earlier. The driver was immediately arrested.

Through investigation, police learned the licence of the driver was currently suspended and the validation on the plate was not authorized by the Ministry of Transportation. The driver also failed to produce the requested administrative documents.

The driver was released on scene with several court summons. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, March 7, 2019, to answer to the charges. The driver was not injured during the incident.

The vehicle was towed to a compound.

CHARGED

  • 21-year-old Hamilton man

CHARGES

  • Careless Driving
  • Fail to stop when signalled by a police officer
  • Speeding 86 km/hr in 60 km/hr posted zone
  • Drive while under suspension
  • Drive motor vehicle no validation on plate
  • Fail to surrender insurance card
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle
  • Use validation not in accordance with act