The Orillia OPP has arrested and charged a male after an incident where he fled from police.
On May 23, 2020 shortly before 3:00 p.m. police received a call with concerns for the well-being of a male who was believed to be in the Orillia area. Police located the male in his vehicle and when approached by police he fled. Police did not pursue the vehicle; however, the OPP Aviation Unit Helicopter (CFOPP) was dispatched to assist locating the vehicle.
With the assistance of CFOPP, the vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 400 by utilizing a spike belt and a rolling block to terminate the incident in a safe manner. There were no reported injuries to the driver or officers.
The driver, Shane Corkum, age 44, of Severn Township was arrested and charged with:
- Operation While Impaired – Alcohol
- Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
- Dangerous Operation
- Flight from Peace Officer
The accused was released and is set to appear on August 04, 2020 in court.