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Man arrested for assaulting officer, fleeing from police

Kingston Police execute a warrant at a residence on Drennan St. Photo by Lucas Mulder

Kingston Police say a 45-year-old local man has been arrested and charged after assaulting a police officer and attempting to flee from police.

On December 28, 2020 at approximately 4:40 p.m. police were on patrol travelling northbound on Gardiners Road near Princess Street when they say they observed the male, also travelling northbound in a motor vehicle, commit a Highway Traffic Act violation. Police initiated a traffic stop and pulled the vehicle over on Norris Court.

Police say that further investigation revealed that there were grounds to arrest the male stemming from a previous incident that had occurred earlier in December.

Kingston Police execute a warrant at a residence on Drennan St. Photo by Lucas Mulder

Police advised the man, who was standing outside of his vehicle, that he was under arrest as a result of those outstanding charges, at which time police say he pulled away from the officer and attempted to jump back into his car, which he had left running.

Police say they attempted to gain control of the male, at which time he assaulted an officer. He then allegedly sped away at a high rate of speed. Police, with emergency lights activated, attempted to pull the vehicle over for a second time, but the accused failed to stop.

Kingston Police execute a warrant at a residence on Drennan St. Photo by Lucas Mulder

Police say that at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers again observed the accused operating a vehicle in Kingston’s north end. Police activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to pull over the vehicle but the suspect once again allegedly sped away from police before finally pulling into a driveway on Drennan St and fleeing inside a home.

“Police made numerous attempts to speak with the male to no avail, therefore at approximately 1:30 a.m. on December 29, 2020, after securing a warrant, police entered the residence and took the male into custody without incident,” says Kingston Police Media Relations Officer Ash Gutheinz in a press release. “He was then transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.”

Gutheinz says the 45-year-old local man has been charged with assault with the intent to resist arrest, resisting a peace officer, failing to stop for police, escaping lawful custody of a peace officer and dangerous operation of a conveyance.

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