Overnight, the 39 year old driver of the pick-up truck was located, arrested and charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Flight from Police
  • Fail to Remain
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

The man was additionally charged with numerous Highway Traffic Act offences including;

  • Drive No Insurance
  • Drive No Licence
  • Expired Val Tag
  • Plates Not Authorized
  • Fail to Apply for Permit Upon Becoming Owner

He was released on an Undertaking.


Around 5:10 a.m. this morning, Friday, April 17, 2020, an Officer saw a light coloured Chevrolet pick-up truck (image attached) doing donuts in a parking lot off of Main Street West in Chelmsford. The Officer activated the emergency lights of the cruiser in order to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver proceeded to drive out of the parking lot and onto Main Street West at a high rate of speed. The Officer did not pursue the vehicle out of the interest of Public Safety.

Minutes later a second call was received regarding the same vehicle after the vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Cote Avenue at Morin Street before speeding off towards St. Joseph Street.

The truck will have extensive damage to the front end and anyone with information related to the whereabouts of the vehicle, the owner of the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident is asked to contact Constable Jefkins at 705-675-9171.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.