On March 15, 2021, shortly after 11:45 p.m. officers from the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint where a vehicle was travelling in an erratic manner at very high speeds on St-Guillaume Road in Russell Township.
Officers located the vehicle still travelling at very high speeds and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and fled.
A short time later, the vehicle was discovered parked at a business in the Ottawa area. The driver was apprehended a short time later by Russell County officers with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers.
As a result of the investigation, a 23 year-old man from Russell Township was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada, Highway Traffic Act, and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act with:
- Two counts of Flight from peace officer
- Dangerous operation
- Fail to comply with probation order
- Class G1 licence holder – carry front-seat passenger
- Class G1 licence holder – drive at unlawful hour
- Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver
- Disobey stop sign – fail to stop
- Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
- Improper muffler – motor vehicle
- Drive motor vehicle, no plates
- Careless driving
- Race a motor vehicle – Excessive speed
The accused was held for bail at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal.