A traffic complaint to the North Bay OPP has resulted in 16 charges being filed against a Toronto resident.
They include impaired operation, flight from police, resisting peace officer, assault a peace officer and more.
The OPP says they received a call just after 3:30 pm on Friday about a possible impaired driver on Highway 654 in Nipissing Township.
Police say information from the complainant indicated that the vehicle had been stolen.
Once the vehicle was located, police say it failed to stop and a short time later collided with a parked police vehicle, which had its emergency lights activated and an officer inside.
Police say despite both vehicles being significantly damaged the suspect vehicle continued to travel down the highway before it was stopped by police.
There were no injuries.
As a result of the investigation, the 32-year-old Toronto resident was charged with:
- Flight from peace officer, contrary to section 320.17 of the Criminal Code (CC)
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the CC
- Failure or refusal to comply with demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the CC
- Dangerous operation, contrary to section, 320.13(1) of the CC
- Resist Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC
- Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC
- Mischief Over $5,000, contrary to section 430(3) of the CC
- Failure to stop after accident, contrary to section 320.16(1) of the CC
- Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC (two counts)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC
- Assault A Peace Officer with a weapon, contrary to section 270.01(1)(a) of the CC
- Possession of a credit card, contrary to section 342(1)(c) of the CC
- Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (three counts)
The accused was held in custody pending bail, with a court appearance August 30, 2021, in North Bay.