Toronto man facing charges after allegedly fleeing from police and assaulting an officer

A 33-year-old Toronto man was arrested after he allegedly fled from police and then assaulted an officer.

According to police, an officer observed a motorcycle being operated without a license plate in the area of Kingston Road and Glenanna Road in Pickering shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday (June 2).

“The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the motorcycle sped away at a high rate of speed. The driver was seen dangerously weaving in and out of lanes. Due to safety concerns, the officer did not pursue the motorcycle,” reads a media release from police.

“However, a short time later he saw the motorcycle stopped at a red light at Kingston Road and Rougemount Drive. The officer blocked the motorcycle in the intersection and the motorcyclist aggressively spun his wheels and eventually made contact with the cruiser. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and then attempted to flee on foot.”

Police say the officer was able to catch up to the driver and, with the help of two citizens who came to assist, was able to subdue the driver and place him under arrest.

Ryan Demelo, 33, of Birchmount Road in Toronto has charged with assault with intent to resist arrest; flight from police officer; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; driving while under suspension; stunt driving; fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle; fail to surrender insurance card and drive motor vehicle – no plates.

He was released on a promise to appear.

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