A 28-year-old city man is facing seven charges after a collision and a short police pursuit.
The North Bay Police Service says officers were called to a crash at the intersection of Trout Lake Road and Giroux Street on Saturday afternoon involving a motorcycle and the accused’s vehicle, which police say fled the scene.
The victim sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
After receiving a separate report that the accused was in a state of crisis officers located him in the area of Frost and Angus streets.
Police say the accused refused to stop and officers pursued the vehicle until it stopped in the area of O’Brien and Airport Road.
According to police, the accused got out of his vehicle and wielded an edged weapon — and when negotiations were unsuccessful a taser was used and the accused was arrested.
Charges include failing to stop after a collision, flight from police and assault.
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.