Man arrested after running stop sign and fleeing from police on moped

A 36-year-old local man was arrested by Kingston Police after he ran a stop sign and then fled from police on a moped.

On April 25, 2018 at approximately 4:45 a.m. a patrol officer witnessed the accused run a stop sign on University Avenue while riding a moped. The officer pulled up to the suspect to speak to him about running the stop sign. When the officer asked the accused his name, he suddenly took off down Earl Street. For approximately 5 minutes the accused attempted to evade police by turning up and down several streets in the area and cutting through Victoria Park and then Memorial Park. The male was apprehended after losing control and dropping the bike on Pine Street.

The accused was identified and officers discovered he was wanted by Napanee OPP. During a search, officers found a small quantity of suspected hydromorphone pills in the man’s shoes. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

The accused was charged with failing to stop for police and possession of a controlled substance.