Spike Belt Used In Leamington Traffic Stop

Saturday April 12th, 2014

Posted at 10:11am

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A 21-year-old Essex man is facing numerous charges after failing to stop for police last night in Leamington.

OPP say that at approximately 9:23pm, police attempted to stop a 1998 White Subaru on County Road 34, but the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Police say that they did not pursue the vehicle at this time.

Then a short time later the vehicle was spotted eastbound on Seacliffe Drive in Leamington. A spike belt was deployed and the vehicle was stopped near Seacliffe Drive and Sherk Street.

The driver of the vehicle is facing several charges including two counts of stunt driving, and two counts of failing to stop for police.

Police say that their investigation continues and more charges are pending. The driver was released and will be appearing in court in Leamington on May 1st.

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