At 11 pm on March 8, 2023, a member of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a vehicle that was speeding however the vehicle failed to stop.
Shortly after, the same vehicle was observed pulling into a nearby private laneway off Simcoe County Road 93 in Midland and the driver was spotted exiting the vehicle. Initial observations inside the vehicle led officers to begin a drinking and driving investigation.
The officers observed the suspect behind a fence who then fled on foot. Police pursued and caught the individual a short distance away.
The accused was transported to the OPP Southern Georgian Bay Detachment.
As a result of this incident Timothy Arnold, 28 years of Virginiatown was charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code;
- Adult Flight from Peace Officer
- Adult Operation While Prohibited
- Adult Dangerous Operation
- Adult Failure to Attend Court After Having Appeared
The accused was held in police custody to appear at a video bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 9, 2023.