Georgian Bluffs teen facing numerous charges

A 17 year old Georgian Bluffs male is facing a long list of serious charges after an incident on Saturday evening. 

Bruce Peninsula OPP attempted to conduct a traffic stop after the officer observed a speeding vehicle on Grey Road 17 near Mountain Lake Road in Georgian Bluffs.  

The vehicle failed to stop for police but officers did not pursue the suspect in the interest of public safety.

Some time later, police received information from a passing motorist that the suspect vehicle had crashed into a snowbank while trying to turn off Grey Road 17 onto Side Road 315. 

When police arrived, they discovered the vehicle, which had Quebec plates on it, had suffered minor damage but the driver was gone. 

The OPP Canine Unit and Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called to assist in locating the driver and a passenger.

Through investigation, the driver was identified and on Sunday, March 10, at 10pm,  he turned himself in at the Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment.

The youth, who can't be named is facing a long list of charges:

- Flight from Peace Officer, Criminal Code

- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Code

- Fail to Remain, Highway Traffic Act

- Use Plates Not Authorized, Highway Traffic Act

- Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner, Highway Traffic Act

-  Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on April 16, 2019 in Owen Sound.

 

The passenger, a 17-year old girl from the Township of Georgian Bluffs, was spoken to by police.