Driver Assaults Witness And Takes Off After Collision On Hwy. 124


Police arrest fleeing driver after collision and assault.

On June 6, 2023, at 8 a.m., members from the West Parry Sound OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Bell Lake Road and Highway 124 in McDougall Township. The driver assaulted a witness to the collision and fled the scene on foot. Police engaged in a short foot chase before arresting the driver.

As a result of further investigation, Alexander Thompson, 32 years-of-age of Parry Sound was charged with:

  • Assault
  • Assault a peace officer
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Fail to remain

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on June 29, 2023. The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.


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