When a car was spotted driving in the wrong lane on Sunday, a Barrie police officer knew that something was amiss. When the officer attempted to pull the car over, the driver took off and a pursuit ensued.
As the officer began to follow the car, the driver ran two red lights and ‘took off’ when the officer signalled for the driver to pull over. A short time later police report that the passenger of the pursued car “bailed” out; police report the passenger was apparently trying to convince the driver to stop.
The pursuit was discontinued, and shortly after police received notice that the vehicle was involved in a fail-to-remain collision with a parked car.
The vehicle was eventually located in a parking lot on Edgehill Drive, and the suspect found behind an apartment building. He was arrested after a short struggle. A Barrie male, 23, was charged with failing to stop for police, dangerous driving and driving while under suspension. He was held pending a bail hearing.
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