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Man charged after leading police on chase

An Oshawa man was arrested after leading police on a chase throughout the streets of the city.

On Jan. 31 at approximately 2:25 a.m., an officer allegedly witnessed a vehicle travelling northbound on Simcoe Street with no lights on.

Near Connaught Street, the driver continued northbound but began using the southbound lanes.

Believing the driver may be impaired, the officer attempted to pull over the vehicle.

The driver slowed down, but then accelerated away. The vehicle then turned onto Beatrice Street, as several police cruisers attempted to keep up.

According to police, near the intersection of Beatrice and Wilson, the vehicle slowed down and a male passenger jumped out

The vehicle eventually travelled to Thickson Road South, where it then crashed into a snow bank at a dead end.

One officer boxed the vehicle in with his cruiser, causing minor damage to the vehicle.

The driver refused to exit the vehicle, so the passenger window was broken and he was apprehended.

A 29-year-old Oshawa man is charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight from a peace officer, driving without a license and two counts of failing to comply with probation conditions.

Police are still hoping to identify the passenger who jumped out of the moving vehicle, and anyone with information can call 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.

 

 

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