Officer’s Safety at Risk During Traffic Stop
A Hamilton male is now facing criminal charges after an officer conducting a routine traffic stop was narrowly missed by a vehicle.
On June 20, 2019, shortly after 2:30 p.m., an officer was conducting a routine traffic stop on Highway 6 in Flamborough. The cruiser was stopped on the west shoulder of the road with all emergency lights activated. While the officer was speaking with the driver a vehicle travelling southbound in the curb lane could be heard accelerating as it approached. The black vehicle sped past the officer, coming within inches of hitting him before leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
The officer disengaged the traffic stop and located the vehicle approximately 3kms away. The black BMW did not comply with the demand to pull over. However, heavy traffic conditions allowed an opportunity for the officer to position his cruiser appropriately to ensure the vehicle knew to stop. The driver disregarded the officer’s demand, placing his vehicle into reverse and leaving on the shoulder of the road. Due to public safety concerns, police did not pursue.
Shortly, after 8:30 p.m., Police attended the Barlake area and placed an 18-year-old male under arrest. He was brought into custody with his bail opposed.
Further investigation revealed the male had a suspended license for unpaid fines.
Obi UDEOGBA - male (18-years) Hamilton resident
- Flight from peace officer (criminal code)
- Dangerous operation (criminal code)
- Driving while under suspension
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