A 29-year-old man is facing a dozen charges after allegedly ramming police cruisers before fleeing from officers in Uxbridge on Sunday (Nov. 8).
According to the DRPS, officers called to the area of Chalk Lake Road in Uxbridge for a driving complaint call around 12:45 a.m.
“When officers arrived they located an unplated silver four-door Infiniti with a male occupant,” reads a media release.
“Before officers had time to speak to the driver, the vehicle struck one of the police vehicles and drove away at a high rate of speed. The officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle near Myrtle Road.”
Officers reportedly discontinued the pursuit for safety reasons but later located the vehicle unoccupied on Lakeridge Road.
The K-9 Unit was called in to assist and Police Services Dog Klutch located the male hiding under a tree nearby, police say.
“He was taken into custody and suffered minor injuries from a bite wound. He was taken to a local hospital for his injuries,” the media release reads.
Jason Veilleux of Halls Road North in Whitby was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight from police, three counts of drive while under suspension, three counts of fail to comply with release order, possess Schedule 1 substance (crystal meth), two counts of fail to comply with probation and leave accident scene.
He was held for a bail hearing.