Police charge youth with Dangerous Driving
Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 16-year-old male youth with Dangerous Driving and several Highway Traffic Act offences as he fled from police Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, April 18th, at approximately 12:00 p.m., an Orangeville Police officer was on patrol and observed a vehicle driven by a male who was known by the officer to be currently prohibited from driving, province wide. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Centre Street, but the driver fled from police.
The vehicle failed to stop for several stop signs and passed various other vehicles in an erratic manner. Pedestrian witnesses were able to provide police with the direction of travel. Police located the vehicle abandoned at the intersection of Bythia Street and Dufferin Street. Again, pedestrian witnesses informed police of the direction that the driver fled on foot. The driver was located and taken into custody a short distance away.
A 16-year-old youth, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested and charged with the criminal offence of Dangerous Driving as well as eleven Highway Traffic Act charges. The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville in mid-May to answer to the allegations.
In a separate incident, police arrested and charged an 18-year-old male with stunt driving/speeding after being clocked travelling 103 km/hour in a 50 km/hour zone Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an Orangeville Police officer was conducting traffic enforcement on John Street when a vehicle was clocked travelling 53 km/hour over the posted 50 km/hour speed limit.
The driver, an 18-year-old Orangeville male, was issued a summons for Stunt Driving – speeding by 50 km/hour or more and is to attend court in Orangeville on May 31, 2017, to answer to the allegations. His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was also impounded for seven days.