Driver Arrested Who Fled From Police


(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On September 18, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a previous fail to stop for police occurrence which ended on Birch Road in Elliot Lake.

On September 7, 2022, police were called to a disturbance on Willoughby Road. Two people had departed in a pick-up truck prior to police arrival. The pick-up truck was observed on Hillside Drive North operating at a high rate of speed in a dangerous manner. On several occasions taking corners so fast, almost causing the truck to roll, and almost hitting numerous kids walking. Police located the pick-up truck abandoned on the front lawn of a residence on Birch Road. The driver and passenger had fled on foot but were later identified by police. The pick-up truck was towed and suspected cocaine was located inside.

Peter SQUIRES, 30 years-old, of Elliot Lake was charged with:

Dangerous Operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code
Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on September 19, 2021.


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