Individual faces several charges after failing to stop for police when approached

DUNNVILLE—On January 6, 2022 at 11:02 p.m. members of Haldimand OPP observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a local business in Dunnville. As police approached, the vehicle fled and failed to stop for police. Shortly after, the vehicle and driver were located nearby parked behind another local business. 

A traffic stop was conducted and while speaking to the driver, signs of impairment were detected. The driver was transported to an out-of-town OPP detachment for further testing and as a result of the investigation, was charged with the following offences:

  • Driving a motor vehicle while impaired by drug
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Resist peace officer
  • Drive motor vehicle – no licence
  • Drive motor vehicle – no insurance
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle
  • Drive motor vehicle – no permit
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Disobey stop sign – fail to stop
  • Drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.