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.