Spike belt deployed to stop stolen Cambridge ambulance

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(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON) – On May 28, 2017 at approximately 6:00 a.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report that a stolen ambulance from the Cambridge, Ontario area may enter the Huronia West Detachment area.

At approximately 6:10 a.m. members of the Huronia West OPP observed this motor vehicle northbound on County Road #10 where it was observed to turn on to Highway 26, heading eastbound. Taking several aspects into consideration, the foremost being public safety, OPP officers deployed a controlled tire deflation device, commonly referred to as a spike belt in the area of Rainbow Valley Road West on Highway 26 and successfully, without incident stopped the stolen ambulance.

The driver, a 29-year old male of no fixed address was arrested and charged with “Possession of Stole Property”, “Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle” and ” Flight from Police”. This accused is being held for bail hearing.