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Two Charged After Peninsula Police Pursuit

Bruce Peninsula | by Matt Hermiz  

Bruce Peninsula OPP arrest Burlington man and woman after car allegedly fled from police, sped

It was quite the ride through the Bruce Peninsula yesterday for two people from Burlington.

A 26-year-old man and 41-year-old woman face charges after a day-long search by police that started near Tobermory before the suspects were apprehended just south of Wiarton.

OPP were called to Big Tub Road near Tobermory around 8:15 yesterday morning for a silver Infiniti car allegedly speeding. Police say it may have also been involved in a collision.

The suspect vehicle had left the area before officers arrived.

Police then received a report of a silver Infiniti driving more than twice the posted 80 km/h speed limit on Highway 6.

Around 1:30 p.m., another complaint came in about the suspect vehicle speeding southbound on Bruce Road 9 and passing unsafely.

Just a few minutes later, police located the silver Infiniti on Berford Street in Wiarton. OPP turned on their lights and sirens, but the vehicle took off.

Police say the pursuit was discontinued due to a concern for public safety.

A short time later, OPP say the suspect vehicle was located unoccupied on North Acre Road in South Bruce Peninsula.

Bruce Peninsula OPP, along with Cape Croker Police, Grey County OPP and the OPP Emergency Response Team set up a containment of the area.

Just after 4 p.m., police arrested a 26-year-old male and 41-year-old female, both from Burlington, and transported them to the Bruce Peninsula OPP detachment.

The 26-year-old man faces numerous charges including: dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight by pursued by peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, possession of methamphetamine and driving while under suspension.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing today.

The 41-year-old female is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

She was released and will appear in Owen Sound court Aug. 2.

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