(GODERICH, ON) – It didn’t take long for this dangerous driver to get back behind the wheel and drive dangerously. Less than two weeks ago the accused was released from court with conditions to not be in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle and to not drive a motor vehicle.
So much for that, just after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers observed the accused and two passengers get into a Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was parked on Hamilton Street in Goderich. The vehicle quickly pulled away with the accused driving.
Officers followed the vehicle northbound on Victoria Street and watched as the accused passed a line of vehicles that were stopped waiting for southbound traffic. The dangerous driver sped through an active construction zone at the bridge located at the north end of Goderich. The driver then dangerously roared by the flagman that was trying to stop the flow of northbound traffic and proceeded to travel into the oncoming lane of traffic.
The OPP officer attempted to stop the motor vehicle however the driver sped away from police and was last seen travelling onto Saltford Road.
Earlier this morning an OPP officer spotted the male shopping in Wingham. He was placed under arrest and taken into custody without incident.
Damien YORKE-THOMAS, 23 years of age from South Bruce has been charged with Dangerous Driving, Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer, Fail to Comply with Recognizance and Drive While Under Suspension. He has been held in custody for a court appearance scheduled for tomorrow at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.