OPP arrest driver after multiple collisions on 401 near Kingston

The 401 was closed westbound for several hours after a driver caused several collisions and was eventually stopped by OPP near Highway 15. Photo via First Response Media.

On August 9, 2019 shortly before 8:00 p.m., the Leeds Detachment of the OPP say they received reports of a vehicle travelling westbound on the 401 at a high rate of speed and colliding with multiple vehicles.

As police responded and deployed a spike belt, an additional collision occurred before officers were able to safely bring the suspect vehicle to a stop near Highway 15. Minor injuries were sustained in that collision and the involved parties were transported to hospital.

As a result of the investigation, George Wanigwan, 29-years-old and from Colborne, Ontario is facing the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act charges:

• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

• Fail to Stop for Police

• Resist Arrest

• Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit.

He is being held in police custody for a bail hearing to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on August 12, 2019. Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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