(HURON EAST, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a 31-year-old from Huron East with three criminal offences after he was caught by police driving dangerously on a snowmobile.
On January 20, 2020 at approximately 9:33 a.m. a Huron County OPP officer observed a possible stolen snowmobile at the intersection of Tile Road and Hensall Road. Upon attempting to stop the snowmobile, the driver and passenger immediately took off and continued southbound on Hensall Road.
Officers were able to follow the snowmobile tracks to a residence located on Centennial Road. Upon arrival at the residence the snowmobile quickly departed toward a nearby bush lot. Officers followed the tracks for a short distance where they eventually located the driver trying to hide from police. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. The other suspect managed to escape on the snowmobile.
Michael BERNARD, 31 years of age from Huron East has been charged with Dangerous Operation, Flight from Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 24, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.