On February 15, 2019 just before 2:00 p.m. Bracebridge OPP responded to a request to assist a driver on Highway 11 Southbound in Bracebridge. Officers attended and after a brief interaction, the driver fled in his vehicle. Police followed as he exited onto Cedar Lane near highway 117 and continued driving south, refusing to stop for police.
Police deployed a spike belt and were able to stop the vehicle before it entered a school zone however, four police cruisers sustained minor damage in the process. No one was injured and the driver was arrested at the scene.
Cedar Lane was closed just north of the Muskoka Education Centre but, has re-oepned to traffic as police continue their investigation and charges are pending.
Police would like to ask any witnesses to please call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.