Toronto couple face a number of charges after fleeing RIDE checkTuesday, August 13, 2013 by: Kate AdamsOPP News Release
STRONG TWP - On August 11, 2013 at approximately 3:30pm, police from the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police were conducting a R.I.D.E program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) on Eagle Lake Road and Municipal Road, in Machar Township.
An eastbound vehicle approached the R.I.D.E program but quickly stopped and turned around to avoid police. Police attempted to follow and stop the vehicle however the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and police discontinued their pursuit.
A short time later police discovered the vehicle, a grey minivan in the ditch, one kilometer west of Pike Road on Eagle Lake Road, and saw a male run into the bush. A female passenger remained with the vehicle and was arrested by police.
On Monday August 12, 2013 officers from the North East Region Support Team along with a North Bay Detachment Crime Unit member arrested a male suspect in a vehicle on Highway 124, Strong Township.
Police charged and released Elizabeth CAMPBELL (45) of Toronto, Ontario with Accessory After the Fact, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. CAMPBELL will appear in Sundridge Court on Tuesday September 24, 2013
Police also charged Jerry SAUNDERS (51) of Toronto, Ontario with Flight from Police, Dangerous driving and Drive Disqualified, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. SAUNDERS was also charged with Stunt Driving, Suspended Drive and other Highway Traffic Act offences.
SAUNDERS will appear in bail court on Wednesday August 14, 2013 in Parry Sound, Ontario.