Dak dog police locate dangerous driver north of 401 – Kingston News
A dangerous driver, who did not stop for the police, almost collided with a second police car while driving northbound on Montreal Street. The driver abandoned the vehicle north of Highway 401 and the police were able to locate him with the help of the Kingston Dak Police Department dog and his handler.
At approximately 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, Kingston Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Montreal Street area when the accused man, who was driving the motor vehicle, was a suspended driver , Kingston Police said in a statement dated Monday, July 19, 2021. The accused ignored police lights and sirens, sped up and was last seen by Kingston police officers on the move in Northbound on Montreal Street at a high speed while turning into the oncoming traffic lane. .
Shortly after a police car, which was heading north on Montreal Street for an unrelated call, was passed by the accused who drove erratically in the oncoming lane and missed shortly after hitting the officer’s fully marked police car, police said. The accused continued to drive north on Montreal Street and his vehicle was soon found abandoned on Thompson Crescent, north of Highway 401.
Police set up lockdown and the Kingston Police Dog Unit was called to the scene to locate the accused. At approximately 6:05 p.m. Dog Dak of the Kingston Police Department and his handler, Constable Jeff Dickson, began to follow the accused and eventually located him in a nearby wooded area. At approximately 6.30 p.m., the accused was arrested and taken into police custody.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was subsequently released on conditions with a future court date.
A 31-year-old man from Gananoque has been charged with failing to stop for police and reckless operation of transportation.