18-year-old Brockville resident facing charges following dangerous driving incidents in downtown area

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Brockville police recently arrested a young man after multiple dangerous driving incidents.

In a media release, police say that on April 12, a wanted man was located and arrested on alleged repeated occurrences of putting the public at risk with dangerous driving incidents. Police say they were aware of the accused 18-year-old, male, who operates a copper-coloured, Mitsubishi brand, vehicle. He was already on release order with bail conditions for dangerous driving incidents, where he failed to stop for police.

Police say that on March 17, at about 2 a.m., officers identified the man operating the vehicle downtown on Water Street.

“When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed,” the media release reads.

Fast forward to April 12, police again observed the 18-year-old operating his vehicle on King Street at about 10 a.m.

“When officers attempted to stop him, he again fled at speeds up to 130km/h in the downtown area, weaving through traffic and lanes,” police say.

Officers were monitoring the area and a short time later, observed the suspect vehicle parked on Apple Street, in the area of what police believe to be his residence. While officers were surveilling the area, the male subject was observed walking towards the vehicle. Officers then moved to place him under arrest; the man resisted the arrest, police say, however, officers quickly gained control.

“This young male has been operating his vehicle dangerously in the community and also fleeing from police on multiple occasions,” the release reads. “Even though he had already been charged and placed on bail conditions for similar, multiple counts of dangerous driving and flight from police, he was held in custody again for a bail hearing.”

This time, the total list of new charges are two counts of flight from police, two counts of fail to comply with release order (bail), dangerous driving and resist peace officer.

He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt and Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver.

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