A Kingston man is facing multiple charges following some erratic driving and an attempt to flee from police while driving a stolen truck.
The incident began on Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m. when witnesses saw the accused man driving a white pickup truck erratically in the area of Ontario Street near the LaSalle Causeway. Witnesses contacted Kingston Police, and further investigation revealed the truck to be stolen.
Police responded and located the pickup truck on Kingston Mills Road. Although police activate their emergency lights in an attempt to stop the truck, the accused man instead reversed the truck at a high rate of speed for approximately 150 feet as he attempted to flee the officers. The accused man then attempted to turn the truck around in a ditch, but Kingston Police were able to block his escape route.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., the officers executed a high-risk arrest, and the accused was taken into custody.
The 30-year-old local man is charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance (vehicle), theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by theft over $5,000, fleeing police, and three counts of breach of probation.