A Stittsville man faces a raft of criminal charges after fleeing police, first on car and then on foot, following a collision on Highway 17 west of Ottawa.
According to an Ontario Provincial Police news release, members of the OPP Renfrew detachment, East Region Community Street Crime Unit, the emergency response team, the canine unit, the highway safety division and members of the Ottawa Police Service responded to the incident that started Wednesday at 4:25 p.m.
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The OPP received a complaint about a vehicle that left the scene after striking another car on Highway 17 near Arnprior. OPP officers spotted the suspect vehicle speeding eastbound on Highway 417, near Kinburn Side Road, and activated their emergency lights and sirens.
During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle was driven across the median and through a ditch onto the westbound lanes of Highway 417. The vehicle came to a stop on the westbound shoulder and two people fled. The driver continued to run through a field, but was overtaken by police.
The 34-year-old man has been charged with a dozen offences, including fleeing a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with a probation order, failing to stop after an accident, operating a vehicle while impaired and driving while under suspension.
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