Charges for duo after fleeing truck drives through marina gates

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SOUTH DUNDAS — A stolen truck barrelled through the closed gates at Crysler Marina as the driver unsuccessfully attempted to elude police on the afternoon of Dec. 30.

A 31-year-old man and his 23-year-old male passenger abandoned the 2010 Ford pick-up at the marina, but SD&G OPP officers apprehended the duo on foot nearby.

The pursuit started just after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 401 when the Ford refused to stop for officers who had responded to a reported vehicle being driven driving erratically.

The truck, according to the SD&G OPP, was reported stolen from a property in Prince Edward County on Dec. 21 and bore plates stolen from another vehicle in Quinte West.

Police say the driver, Eric Vining of Belleville, is charged with: two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Mischief Under $5,000 (damage to gate); Fail to Comply with Recognizance; and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. Police say Vining was also discovered to have credit card data belonging to two other people and faces a charge of Possess Credit Card Data on that allegation.

Twenty-three-year-old Patrick Gilbert of Montreal is charged with: two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; and three counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

Both accused were held in custody pending a bail appearance in Cornwall.

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