On Thursday September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment were advised of a possible impaired and suspended driver in the town of Wawa.
The vehicle, a black 2001 Hyundai Tiberon was located on Mission Road in Wawa and OPP attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle initially slowed but then fled from police. OPP followed the vehicle onto Highway 101 east bound.
Approximately 6 kilometres east of Wawa the vehicle was located with a blown tire and was on fire. The occupants had fled the scene on foot into the bush area. A wallet was found inside the vehicle that confirmed the identity of the driver. A search for the driver and passenger was conducted with negative results. Based on the positive identification of the driver the search was called off.
On Friday September 21, 2012 the driver, 18-year-old Spencer WRIGHT of Hawk Junction, Ontario turned himself into police custody. The accused has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences;
1) Drive While Disqualified
2) Dangerous Driving
3) Flight From Police
4) Fail to Remain
5) Breach of Probation
More charges may follow pending further investigation. The accused is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
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