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Innisfil, Ont., teenager, 16, charged after fleeing from police

A 16-year-old from Innisfil, Ont., was charged after reportedly fleeing from police on Tuesday evening.
A 16-year-old from Innisfil, Ont., was charged after reportedly fleeing from police on Tuesday evening. South Simcoe Police / File / Twitter

A 16-year-old from Innisfil, Ont., was charged after reportedly fleeing from police on Tuesday evening.

At about 7:30 p.m., officers say they responded to a driving complaint near Webster Boulevard and the 7th Line.

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Police say they tried to pull over the vehicle in question, but it failed to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed through a school zone and a crowded neighbourhood.

Officers didn’t pursue the vehicle, but witnesses guided police to a location where the vehicle was abandoned.

A suspect was subsequently seen fleeing into a wooded area before a police dog tracked them and found the suspect, officers add.

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The 16-year-old suspect was arrested without incident and charged with dangerous operation, racing a motor vehicle and fleeing from police.

The accused can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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