Scugog man charged after fleeing from police through Uxbridge backyard

An 18-year-old male faces a slew of charges after allegedly refusing to stop for police early Thursday (Aug. 24) morning.

At about 2:30 a.m., Durham Regional Police saw a Honda Civic travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Reach Street, east of North Port Road in Scugog. Officers turned on their emergency lights but the driver reportedly refused to stop.

Police say the accused continued driving at a “very high rate of speed”, even through a residential backyard on Foster Drive in Uxbridge.

The pursuit was terminated for safety reasons, according to DRPS.

Officers were able to identify the accused and later arrested him as he returned to his residence.

Travis Rahm, 18, of Scugog is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a schedule II substance (marijuana), failing to stop for police and mischief under $5000. He was released on a promise to appear.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Constable Burns of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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