YORK – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment has charged a 28-year-old individual with multiple offences following a traffic stop on Haldimand Highway 54 in York, Haldimand County, ON.
On Friday February 19, 2021 at 9:51 p.m., OPP were patrolling on Haldimand Highway 54 when a vehicle travelling north bound caught the attention of an officer for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
OPP attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle when the vehicle fled north bound on Haldimand Highway 54. In the interest of public safety, police did not pursue the vehicle.
Other officers in the area were made aware, and efforts continued to locate the vehicle.
A short time later the vehicle was located again on Haldimand Highway 54 and failed to stop for police.
Officers utilized a tire deflation device and the vehicle was safely stopped.
Investigation revealed the driver was in violation of multiple offences and they were arrested without further incident.
Further investigation and search of the individual determined they were in possession of a prohibited edged weapon.
As a result of their investigation, OPP has charged 28-year-old Joshua DUBY of Hamilton, ON with:
- Flight from a peace officer
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Possession of a prohibited device
- Fail to stop for police
- Drive motor vehicle – no drivers licence
- Use plates not authorized for vehicle
- Drive motor vehicle – no insurance
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.