A Commanda Township man faces multiple charges after police say he phoned in a fake accident after being stopped at a RIDE checkpoint.
In the early afternoon on July 14, North Bay OPP officers were doing a RIDE spot check on the North Bay By-Pass.
A vehicle was stopped and the driver spoke with officers, but while they were conducting an investigation into the driver, the vehicle fled.
A half-hour later, a two-vehicle collision was reported to police, which was supposed to have occurred on Highway 11 north in North Bay.
Police investigated but found no collision however investigation showed that the complainant was the vehicle driver who had fled the RIDE program spot check earlier.
Then, on July 23, nine days later, OPP began an investigation into criminal harassment, domestic incident, which involved the same driver from the RIDE program.
That same afternoon, police went to a house on Beaver Lane in Commanda Township, west of Trout Creek, to arrest the suspect.
He escaped into the bush but was eventually arrested by officers two hours later.
A 42 year-old, from Commanda Township is charged with:
- Criminal harassment
- Uttering threats
- Public mischief
- Obstruct a peace officer
- Driving while under suspension
The man, whom police did not identify, has been held pending bail.