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Driver faces multiple charges after fleeing from police
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Driver faces multiple charges after fleeing from police

Posted: 2023-11-21 07:30:55 By: thebay

Bracebridge OPP has charged a man after a receiving a series of driving complaints.

Police say that on Tuesday morning, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Muskoka Road 118 after observing a dark coloured Acura travelling in an unsafe manner on Manitoba Street and Monck road in Bracebridge.

Due to the increased risk present to other motorists and pedestrians, officers chose to not pursue the vehicle after obtaining some identifying features. A short time later, police received similar calls for service regarding the unsafe driving behaviour of the same vehicle in the Port Carling area and then in the area of the Wahta Convenience Store.

Officers continued to search for the vehicle and located it at 8:45 a.m. on Go Home Lake Road in Georgian Bay Township. Police arrested the driver, 26-year-old Justin Sukhara of Bracebridge, and he stands charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • 2 counts of Flight from Peace Officer, and
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

He will appear in Court in Bracebridge on January 9, 2024 to answer to his charges.