Driver Flees From Police And Crashes Into A Tractor Trailer
Yesterday the North Bay OPP stopped a vehicle heading southbound on Hwy 11 for speeding. Police say that during the stop the vehicle sped off and continued southbound.
Almaguin Highlands OPP located the suspect vehicle on Highway 11 in Strong Township. Police say the suspect vehicle had struck a tractor trailer causing the vehicle to lose control and enter into the ditch.
Police saw the driver running down the shoulder of the highway where he was brandishing a handgun at another driver in a parked vehicle. As police approached, the driver fled on foot after pointing the gun at officers.
Shortly afterwards the driver was arrested. Police seized a handgun, magazine with ammunition, suspected drugs, and $2100.
21 year-old Tyrone Lothian, of Toronto faces charges including:
- Adult Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000,
- Adult Pointing a Firearm,
- Adult Flight from Police,
- Adult Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm,
- Adult uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm,
- Adult Assault with a Weapon,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
Lothian is being held in pending a Bail Hearing on Wednesday.