ATV Driver Facing Charges In Durham Region

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

A 33-year-old Scugog man is facing charges after he was caught speeding while driving an ATV on a main roadway.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 10:18 p.m., an officer travelling along Hood Road between Goose Road and Island Road on Scugog Island observed an ATV travelling on the road at a high rate of speed. When the officer attempted to pull the ATV over, it made a u-turn and sped away. The officer followed the vehicle, which continued to drive erratically and at a high rate of speed, but lost sight of the ATV near a wooded area.

A K-9 Unit attended the area and PSD Hemmi was able to track the ATV to an open area where it was found with the driver’s wallet inside. Officers attended the residence on the driver’s license and arrested the male suspect. He physically resisted and threatened the officers as they affected the arrest.

Peter GODFREY, age 33 of  Scugog, is charged with: Flight while Pursued; Uttering Threats; Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest and Counseling an Indictable Offence. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Jolicoeur of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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