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Media Release

Release Date: June 11th, 2018 - 2:45pm

Originator: D/Sergeant Dave Costantini, One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2415

Contact: Constable Emil Olejarski, One District Uniform Operations, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2405

Location: Milton

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Milton Man Facing Dangerous Driving Charges After Weekend Pursuit



A Milton man is facing numerous charges after he led officers on a brief pursuit in Milton over the weekend.

At 8:41am on Saturday June 10th, 2018 Halton Police responded to reports of an impaired driver in the area of Trafalgar Road and Highway 407. Witnesses reported a green Volkswagen being operated erratically and smashing through a street sign. They also reported the vehicle was missing a front tire.

Responding officers located the vehicle and that's when the driver engaged officers in a high speed pursuit.  Even though the vehicle had completely lost a front wheel it accelerated to speeds estimated to be in excess of 170 km/h. Due to the speeds reached, the condition of the fleeing motor vehicle, and the fact that officers could identify the driver, in the interests of public safety pursuing officers terminated the pursuit.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Mississauga.  Shortly after the vehicle was recovered, the registered owner called Halton Police to report the vehicle stolen.  The male advised he was currently at a Milton Hotel and Halton Police met him there.  Officers involved in the original pursuit attended the hotel to take the report.  The complainant quickly became the accused after officers identified him as the fleeing driver and he was arrested without incident.

Dave Simpson (23 yrs.) of Milton is facing charges including; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police and Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.  He was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Constable Emil Olejarski of the One District Uniform Operations 905-825-4747 ext: 2405.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.