GERALDTON, Ont. – A Thursday morning traffic stop has resulted in charges impaired charges for a 25-year-old man.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, officers initiated a traffic stop around 8:43 a.m. at the intersection of First Street West and Third Avenue.
Police say the vehicle in question was travelling northbound on First Street West and failed to stop for police. The vehicle initially appeared to pull over and stop for police, but then proceeded to accelerate and fled the scene.
A short pursuit was initiated, until the driver abandoned the vehicle at the intersection of Second Street West and Third Avenue Southwest.
Police say the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot eastbound on Third Avenue Southwest towards Main Street.
The driver, a 25-year-old man from Aroland First Nation, was found shortly after on Main Street.
Police charged the 25-year-old with operate motor vehicle while impaired, breach of probation order, obstruct peace officer, and flight from peace officer.
He was also charged with driving a motor vehicle with no license, failing to stop for police, insecure load and driving a motor vehicle with no current validated permit.
He is scheduled to appear in court on June 26 to answer to his charges.