Impaired driving charge laid after vehicle ignores traffic stop, crashes into home: Elgin County OPP
An 18-year-old man faces a handful of charges, including impaired driving, after police say a vehicle ignored a traffic stop in a community south of St. Thomas before crashing into a home.
On Saturday around 3:30 a.m., Elgin County OPP tried to stop a vehicle in Union, Ont. Because of concern for the public’s safety, officers didn’t initiate a pursuit when the vehicle kept driving.
Not long afterwards, police were called about a vehicle that had crashed into a home on Sparta Line.
Investigators say a man fled the crashed vehicle, but with the help of St. Thomas Police and the OPP’s Canine Unit, a suspect was arrested without incident.
An 18-year-old from St. Thomas is charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, fleeing peace officers, driving while prohibited, and trespassing at night.
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