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Vehicle strikes tree. Driver charged

The accused was taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center for precautionary evaluation and was released with minor injuries to Barrie Police Service
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NEWS RELEASE

BARRIE POLICE SERVICE

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Barrie Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen after they observed a vehicle strike a tree in St. Vincent Park, in the City of Barrie, at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The witness believed they saw a single person exit the drivers side of vehicle and flee.

Upon officers arrival, the vehicle was identified as the same one that refused to stop for an officer earlier in the night when a vehicle stop was initiated on Wellington Street West. Officers were able to determine the direction of travel of the fleeing driver and pursued him on foot until he was located a short distance away.  

The 32-year-old Barrie male was arrested and charged with:

  • flight police
  • dangerous driving
  • fail to comply with recognizance x2
  • fail to comply with probation

The male was also wanted on an outstanding Surety Revoke Warrant for:

  • criminal harassment
  • harassing phone calls
  • utter threats
  • fail to comply with probation x4

The male was taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center for precautionary evaluation due to the motor vehicle collision and was released with minor injuries to Barrie Police Service to await a bail hearing via video Sunday morning. 

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