Hamilton, Ontario,
09
May
2019
|
12:20
America/New_York

Toronto Driver arrested for Dangerous Driving on the LINC

While conducting mobile enforcement on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, a Hamilton Police Officer observed a driver talking on his cell phone. Before the vehicle stopped, the driver and passenger switched seats. One occupant was able to escape. A 21-year-old Toronto man will appear in court today to answer to several criminal offences.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, shortly before 7:00 p.m., while conducting mobile patrol on the LINC near the Upper Wellington overpass, police observed a driver operating a vehicle while using his cell phone. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle which continued westbound as the driver and passenger switched seating positions. The vehicle swerved during the process almost striking the curb. Once the occupants assumed their new positions the vehicle came to a stop. The officer approached the vehicle on the passenger side to arrest the original driver. An altercation ensued and the male was able to flee. A perimeter was set-up; however, he was not located. The driver who remained at the vehicle was arrested. Police observed in plain sight a bottle containing a liquid substance containing Codeine, which is in violation of the controlled drugs and substance act. The bottle was seized and the male was taken into police custody.

Further investigation, revealed the male was currently bound by a probation order. His arrest signified violations to that order.

The male was held for a bail hearing. He will appear in court today to answer to several criminal charges.

The vehicle was towed to a secured compound.

CHARGED

  • Toronto man, 21-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of controlled substance-Codeine
  • Fail to comply probation X2