Suspended driver caught going the wrong way in stolen vehicle

A 36-year-old Kitchener man is facing multiple charges after Kingston Police saw him driving the wrong way on Princess Street.

On January 30, 2018 at approximately 1:30 a.m. a patrol officer observed the accused driving the wrong way on Princess Street between Barrie Street and Division Street. The officer activated emergency lights and pulled up in front of the vehicle. The driver then accelerated and jumped the curb taking off at speeds above 70 km/h.

The vehicle was found a few blocks away crashed into the front porch of a student residence on Johnson Street. The vehicle was still running, but the driver had fled on foot. Witnesses directed officers to the last area the accused was seen. Containment was set up and K-9 was called in to conduct a track. The accused was flushed out onto Garrett Street and arrested.

During a search of the accused officers found a flip knife, and a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine and marijuana. The accused was found to be currently under 3 Ontario wide driving suspensions and the investigation further revealed the motor vehicle had been stolen on January 24, 2018 from Kitchener.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

The accused was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to stop for police, possession of stolen property, possession of prohibited weapons, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The accused was additionally charged under the Highway Traffic Act with three counts of driving while under suspension.