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Three people charged with multiple offences after fleeing OPP

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Three people were charged after fleeing an OPP traffic stop on Highway 401 near Napanee.

At approximately 8 p.m. on October 28, 2020, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol and observed a vehicle travelling on Highway 401 eastbound without proper licence plates.

According to an OPP report dated Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver initially stopped and then fled while police were investigating. OPP say the vehicle exited the 401 at Palace Road and a tire deflation device was used to stop the vehicle as it was observed driving in a dangerous manner. 

Eventually, the vehicle came to rest in a field off of County Road 4. The vehicles three occupants fled on foot. OPP apprehended three people and transported them to L&A County Detachment. 

Rachael Nathella Star Sweet, age 24, of Tweed is charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle,
  • Fail to comply with Probation order,
  • Obstruct Peace officer,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over 5000, and
  • Possession of Schedule 1 Substance.

Sweet was held for a bail hearing and appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on October 29, 2020

Myles Lessard, age 26, of Kingston is charged with the following offences:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000,
  • Failure to comply with undertaking,
  • Two counts of Possession of weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and
  • Possession of Schedule 1 Substance.

Jerry Allen Leeman, age 27, of Kington is charged with the following offences:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000,
  • Possession of weapon for a Dangerous Purpose,
  • Possession of Schedule 1 Substance.

Lessard and Leeman were released and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in January 2021.

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