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Police deploy spike belt in pursuit of suspected impaired driver

The vehicle was located in a ditch, the driver was not injured, police say
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A 27-year-old Cambridge man was charged with several offences after police pursued a driver who fled a RIDE check.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 around 1:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers conducting a RIDE program on County Road 88 near Highway 400 in Bradford spoke to a suspected impaired driver.

 An officer attempted a roadside test but the driver failed to provide a sample and then sped from the scene at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing several officers. Police pursued the vehicle but terminated for safety reasons.

At one point, a tire deflation device was deployed and the vehicle was subsequently located in a ditch. The driver was arrested and transported to North Division.  He was uninjured in the collision.

 A 27-year-old Cambridge man was charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, failure or refusal to comply with demand and utter threats.  He was released with a court date in February.