Vehicle gets stuck between trees during OPP pursuit

Southern Georgian Bay OPP say they have arrested a man from Penetanguishene after he fled from police twice.

The ordeal began when OPP attempted to stop a driver travelling on Main Street in Penetanguishene on Thursday afternoon.

Police say the suspect sped away in a dangerous manner when sirens went off. No pursuit was made due to public safety, though, the officer was able to identify the vehicle.

Later that evening, a different officer on patrol observed the same vehicle travelling around Highway 12 and Highway 93 in Midland.

Police say several officers then coordinated an effort to stop the vehicle, however, the suspect got away and OPP were unable to pursue due to safety concerns for other motorists.

The search for the suspect continued on.

OPP say they then located the car on a private property on Marshall Road in Tay Township. While attempting to flee, the suspect lodged the vehicle between two trees.

The driver fled on foot into a forested area – police say they searched but were unable to locate him.

On Friday morning, a member of the public reported a suspicious person near Highway 12 and Old Fort Road.

Officers say they were able to identify the person as the suspect from the prior incidents.

A 20-year-old man now faces charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, and flight from police.

The male is being held for a bail hearing via video court. 

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