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Dryden OPP lay several charges in car chase

By Tim Davidson May 16, 2024 | 8:45 AM

A high speed car chase has ended in Dryden.

It started late yesterday evening around 7:00 after the OPP spotted a stolen vehicle near Ignace.

The vehicle was heading west and police tried to stop it in Zealand Township.

It refused to stop and fled at a high rate a speed.

Police did not pursue, but set up a spike belt, but it was unsuccessful.

The vehicle eventually ended up in the City of Dryden, and the OPP deployed a second spike belt.

This time it was successful, but the vehicle continued to flee and collided with a passing motorist.

It eventually came to rest at a local gas station.

The driver fled on foot, but was later located and arrested by Provincial Police.

As a result a 49-year-old from Montreal, Quebec, has been arrested and charged with:

·      Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon

·      Dangerous Operation

·      Flight From Peace Officer

·      Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·      Obstruct Peace Officer

·      Resist Peace Officer

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice today. 

There were no serious injuries as a result of the collision.


The suspect remains in custody pending bail hearing.