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Charges laid after man flees police twice

A 42-year-old man who ran away from police twice is now facing multiple charges.

On the morning of July 14, police say a man pulled up to a RIDE program at the North Bay bypass. During the officers’ investigation, the man drove away from the RIDE Program.

OPP Provincial Constable Shona Camirand says that the driver had a suspended license.

Later that morning, OPP received a call of an accident on Highway 11. When officers arrived, there was no evidence of the accident. Constable Camirand says that the call was from the person who fled the RIDE program, likely to distract police.

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On July 23, North Bay OPP received a complaint of criminal harassment and a domestic incident.

After looking into the statement, officers found out that it was the same person who had fled the RIDE program a week-and-a-half earlier.

Officers arrived at the person’s house to arrest them, but the suspect fled into the bush.

After a two-hour search, police found the person.

As a result, the Commanda Township man was issued five total charges including Obstruct Peace Officer and Public Mischief.

The accused is being held by police pending a bail hearing

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