Spike Belt Used To Stop Vehicle On Hwy. 400 At Hwy. 559


On December 5, 2022 at 1 p.m., the West Parry Sound OPP were on general patrol on Highway 69 north of Parry Sound when officers attempted to stop a southbound vehicle.

The vehicle failed to stop for police continuing to drive in an erratic manner. Officers set up a spike belt in the southbound lanes of Highway 400 at highway 559 Carling Township. The spike belt was successfully deployed, however, the driver continued southbound and collided with three police cruisers before stopping.

Shyheim Spence, 27 years-of-age of Brampton, Ontario was charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation (three counts)
  • Flight from peace officer (two counts)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Driving while under suspension

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on January 5, 2023.

Highway 400 southbound lanes were closed for approximately two hours while officers completed their investigation.


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