Man arrested after fleeing RIDE program

On Feb. 4 at 8:30 p.m. officers from the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 35 in the Township of Minden Hills.

Officers approached a pickup truck towing a snowmobile trailer as it entered the RIDE program. The officers observed a Highway Traffic Act offence and requested the driver pull over to the shoulder. The vehicle fled the location and collided with a guardrail and a tree a short distance away. The driver a 34-year-old man from Kitchener fled on foot injuring himself.

He was arrested and transported to hospital. Further investigation revealed that the snowmobile trailer and two snowmobiles inside were stolen from a local residence. The investigation also revealed a third snowmobile in the back of the pickup truck was stolen from Drumbo two days prior.

The man was charged with many offences including fleeing a peace officer driving with no licence using unauthorized plates driving with cannabis no red light on the rear of a trailer possession of property obtained by crime both over $5000 and under $5000.

He was held for a bail hearing on Monday Feb. 4 in Lindsay.

On Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. an officer of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was on patrol when they observed a single motor vehicle in the ditch on County Road 121 in the Township of Minden Hills.

On arrival at the scene the officer initiated an investigation and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. As a result a 51-year-old woman from Bobcaygeon was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.

She is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden on March 6.