Dangerous driver flees police, 22-year-old man charged

OPP cruisers and officers on Garlough Rd., in search of a fleeing motorist. Additional police vehicles were stationed on County Rd. 7, on the other side of the corn field. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — A local man has been arrested and charged in connection with this week’s incident in which a motorist fled police into a cornfield off Garlough Rd.

Andrew Richardson, 22, of South Dundas has been charged with flight while pursued by peace officers, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief, according to the SD&G OPP.

The OPP K-9 unit eventually located the accused Oct. 1, “a short distance away” from the car he allegedly drove into the cornfield that afternoon.

The incident began to unfold at 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle “driving erratically” on County Rd. 31 refused to pull over for an SD&G OPP officer. The car turned onto the rural side road and entered the field where the driver then took off on foot, according to the detachment, which pointedly notes that “no injuries” were sustained by anyone in this situation.

Richardson has been released from custody. He is scheduled to appear Nov. 5 in Morrisburg court.

 

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