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Man charged with 44 counts of driving while prohibited

A stolen vehicle led police to a person who was also charged with multiple counts of breach of probation.

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — The Anishinabek Police Service has apprehended an area resident charged with 44 counts of driving a motor vehicle while prohibited.

The 38-year-old man was arrested on the Fort William First Nation last week after attempting to flee from police.

According to APS, officers spotted a Jeep that had been reported stolen, then recognized the driver as being a suspect at large wanted for various offences, including flight from police.

When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the man fled at high speed into oncoming traffic, causing police to discontinue the pursuit out of concern for public safety.

But later the same day, APS officers were able to locate the vehicle and the suspect again.

Police said that although the man allegedly became uncooperative and resisted arrest, they successfully took him into custody.

He's scheduled to appear in court facing a total of 55 charges.

In addition to dozens of counts of operating a vehicle while prohibited, he's charged with four counts of breaching probation, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of flight from police, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, and one charge of resisting arrest.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Gary Rinne

About the Author: Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC
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