A number of charges have been laid against a Winnipeg resident following a failed traffic stop.
On July 22, at approximately 1:24 am, members of the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a possible impaired driver.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, however, the vehicle failed to stop. The driver was pursued for a short time before officers were forced to disengage when the situation became too dangerous for other road users.
A short time later, officers located the vehicle. Gene TURCOTTE, 46 of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with:
Operation While prohibited, contrary to sec. 320.18(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
Flight from peace officer contrary to sec. 320.17 of the CC
Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, contrary to sec. 320.14(1)(a) of the CC
Failure or refusal to comply with demand, contrary to sec. 320.15(1) of the CC
Resist police officer, contrary to sec. 129(a) of the CC
Dangerous operation, contrary to sec. 320.13(1) of the CC
Driving while under suspension, contrary to sec. 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora at a later date.
Anyone with information Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.