On December 11 at 1:00 p.m., an officer was driving on Miramichi Bay Road when a male
wanted on a warrant of arrest fail-to-appear in court was observed driving a vehicle.
The officer followed the vehicle and requested other officers for assistance, as this male is currently on charges for Flight from police in a motor vehicle and attempting to disarm an officer.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Stevens Street. Once blocked in by two police
cruisers, the driver accelerated his vehicle and drove off the roadway and fled from
police. As the driver was fleeing police, the vehicle almost contacted two other cruisers
and at one time entered a ditch and continued on dangerously into the business section
of Port Elgin.
Officers located the driver as he exited his vehicle and entered a local office in the
downtown area of Port Elgin. Officers attempted to arrest the driver who resisted their
efforts, but was eventually taken into custody.
A 46-year-old Southampton man has been charged with:
- Flight While Pursued By Police
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Resisting Arrest
- Fail to Comply Conditions of an Undertaking
The male has been held for a bail hearing.