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Bracebridge driver arrested after calls about unsafe driving

26-year-old charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a peace office and unauthorized possession of a weapon

The OPP in Bracebridge have charged a local resident after responding to a series of driving complaints Sunday morning.

In the first incident at 7:20 a.m. officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Muskoka Road 118 after observing a dark coloured Acura travelling in an unsafe manner on Manitoba Street and Monck Road, police said in a news release.

"Due to the increased risk present to other motorists and pedestrians, officers chose to not pursue the vehicle after obtaining some identifying features," the OPP said.

A short time later, police received similar calls regarding the vehicle in the Port Carling area and then in the area of the Wahta Convenience Store on Kanien'keha:ka Iohatatie, the main road between Muskoka Road 169 and Highway 400.

Officers continued to search for the vehicle and located it at 8:45 a.m. on Go Home Lake Road in Georgian Bay Township.

Justin Sukhara, 26, of Bracebridge was arrested and charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle CC 320.13(1)
  • Flight from Peace Officer CC 320.17 X 2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon CC 91(2)

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on Jan. 9.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information or dashcam footage of the vehicle is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and Sukhara is considered innocent unless proven guilty.