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Fredericton resident is facing multiple charges after failing to stop for police

A 37-year-old Fredericton, NB resident climbed a tree on Sunday to escape from police.
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Ontario Provincial Police have arrested a 37-year-old Fredericton resident on April 24, 2022.

DRYDEN – A 37-year-old Fredericton resident is facing multiple charges after failing to stop for police.

Ontario Provincial Police officers were notified of a vehicle that had failed to pay for fuel in Thunder Bay and was travelling westbound on Highway 17 on Sunday, April 24.

Officers located the vehicle on Highway 17 in Southworth Township, east of Dryden, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle collided with a police vehicle, accelerated and fled the scene.

At around 11:30 a.m., members located the vehicle and driver on a side road off Highway 17.

The driver had climbed a tree and after brief negotiations, the driver returned to the ground on their own and was placed under arrest.

As a result of the investigation; Adam PETERSON, 37 years of age of Fredericton, NB has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation, possession property obtained by crime under $5,000, flight from peace officer, possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose, resisting peace officer and fail to remain.

The accused has been held in custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 27, 2022.


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