Driver who fled from police later located, arrested and charged

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:45
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-05-11

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Franklin Street when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign at Miles Street just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, at which point the driver slowed briefly before fleeing at a high-rate of speed, travelling south on Vickers Street South and failing to stop at a red light on Arthur Street.

Police discontinued efforts to stop the vehicle due to concerns for public safety.

Other officers on patrol observed the same vehicle and driver a short time later, but again the driver fled.

An investigation identified the suspected driver, and members of the Anishinabek Police Service arrested the accused sometime before 1 a.m.

Raymond Edward LEGARDE, 35, of Fort William First Nation, is charged with Flight from a Peace Officer x 2, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release, and Breach of Probation.

He appeared in bail court on Sunday, May 10 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.



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