THUNDER BAY -- A 32-year-old man, who was found guilty of dangerous driving for a fatal crash that killed two people in 2014, has been arrested by city police after driving through a red light and allegedly attempting to flee before swinging a hammer at an officer.
Tyler Boily, who was sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty in May 2015 for the crash on the Thunder Bay Expressway at the Neebing River Bridge that claimed the lives of Michelle Parker and Daniel Brooks, is in custody after the early Tuesday morning incident on the city's south side.
Thunder Bay police early Tuesday morning saw a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed swerving off Arthur Street onto May Street and not stopping at a red light. The vehicle was followed behind the Columbus Centre, where the male driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife. He was pursued and then pulled out a hammer and took a swing at the chasing officer. A second officer helped subdue the suspect and place him under arrest.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in several weapons being seized.
None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.
Boily appeared in court later in the morning and has been charged with resisting arrest, dangerous driving, assaulting police and dangerous weapons.
A 24-year-old woman who was in the vehicle has been arrested and charged with obstructing police and resisting arrest.
Boily had been sentenced to five years in federal prison for the 2014 crash, though time spent in pre-sentence custody reduced the jail term to 40 months. In that crash, Boily's truck had been travelling at 120 kilometres per hour when it struck a guardrail and veered across the road, crashing into the couple's vehicle. He was also sentenced to a 10-year driving prohibition.
Parker and Brooks, who had been planning to get married in 2016, were both 28 years old at the time of their deaths.