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Accused takes police on slow speed pursuit

He failed to stop when officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, and continued to drive at approximately five kilometres per hour
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BLIND RIVER - On July 21, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly after 3 a.m., police observed a vehicle travelling a high rate of speed. The officer activated the emergency lights on his cruiser to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle deescalated its speed, however, continued to drive westbound at approximately five kilometres per hour, failing to stop. 

The vehicle finally came to a stop after travelling more than three kilometres at a set of temporary traffic lights in a construction zone on Highway 17 at Mississauga First Nation.

As a result of the investigation, Ferdous Wahid, 54 years of age, from Woodstock, Ont., was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • Fail to stop - nearest curb for emergency vehicle, contrary to section 159(1)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
  • Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the HTA.