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Two Hurt Fleeing Police - Facing Multiple Charges

Posted: 2019-08-23 12:46:56 By: hbr

Two people were seriously hurt after colliding with a parked car allegedly trying to evade police in the early morning hours of Aug 23rd.

Police (OPP) say they had set up a RIDE program on Main Street in Huntsville around 2am, when a vehicle drove through and failed to stop.  The vehicle was located abandoned after being involved in a collision with a parked car on Main St West.

Police apprehended the vehicle occupants a short distance away after they fled the scene, and transported them to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

The driver, 32-year-old Tyler Shakespeare of Bracebridge was arrested and charged with:

  • Dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm
  • Refuse to provide a blood sample
  • Fail to stop at a collision scene
  • Flight from police
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a schedule I controlled substance - Opioid
  • Numerous additional Highway Traffic Act offences and regulations

The 24-year-old female passenger and resident of Huntsville remains in hospital suffering serious injury.