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Arrest made after abandoned vehicle found on Hwy 17 near Massey

Police say the accused was involved in a fail to stop incident in West Nipissing earlier that evening
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 18, 2022 at approximately 4 a.m., members of the Manitoulin (Espanola) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located an abandoned vehicle on Highway 17 near Sables-Spanish Rivers Township.

The abandon vehicle was involved in a fail to stop occurrence in West Nipissing earlier that evening. A short time later, OPP received a call regarding a suspicious person in the area. Police attended and the person fled on foot into a wooded area. Members of the Manitoulin OPP, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the OPP Canine Unit located the person safely.

As a result, Brent Liefers, 46 years old from West Nipissing, was arrested and charged with:
    •    Flight from peace officer contrary to section 320.17 of the Criminal Code (CC)
    •    Dangerous operation contrary to section 320.13(1) CC

The accused is schedule to appear in the North Bay Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 29, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.