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Police pursuit suspect found hiding under deck

Thirty-eight-year-old strikes police car, fence and street sign before fleeing on foot through Westfort.
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THUNDER BAY – A police pursuit has led to the arrest of a 38-year-old Thunder Bay man found hiding under the deck of a Ford Street residence.

Police, in a release, said officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of an eastbound pick-up truck at about 2:16 a.m. on Friday morning.

The driver ignored calls to stop and fled the scene, eventually colliding with a fence, a street sign and a police cruiser before stopping the vehicle on Brock Street and taking off on foot.

The suspect was located at 2:24 a.m. hiding under the deck and was arrested. Police later learned the accused was wanted for failing to attend provincial court and was a prohibited driver.

Jonathan Maxton was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, resisting peace officer and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

He appeared in court on Friday and was released with a future court date.