South Simcoe Police had to throw down a spike belt after it is said a vehicle tried to run from a RIDE check.
Around 1:30 on the morning of New Year’s Eve, a vehicle approached a Highways 88 and 400 spot check, and after an officer requested a roadside sobriety test, police say the vehicle tried to flee. Several officers were narrowly missed in the escape attempt.
Police gave chase but backed off in the name of safety, instead getting ahead of the driver to deploy a tire deflation device. The driver, a 27-year-old Cambridge man, was arrested and now faces charges including Dangerous Driving and Uttering Threats.
Meanwhile, South Simcoe Police charged a 27-year-old Bradford woman with drunk driving at a December 30th RIDE check at Canal and Simcoe Roads.
A total of three, 3-day licence suspensions were handed out during New Year’s Eve RIDE programs after police detected the odour of cannabis.