Driver Failing To Stop In Midland For Police Results In Charges


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.


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