Driver charged with dangerous driving

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A 32-year-old Calgary resident has been charged by the Ontario Provincial Police Friday with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

An officer from the North Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 17 in Calvin Township at approximately 4:30 p.m., when a vehicle went by at a “very high” rate of speed.

OPP said in a media release Monday the police officer pulled in behind the vehicle and activated the emergency lights.

“The vehicle pulled away quickly and did not stop for police. In the interest of public safety, the officer did not pursue the vehicle. Officers patrolled for the vehicle and received several complaints about the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and passing unsafely.”

Thirty minutes later, officers received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 11 in Powassan.

Officers located the vehicle in a swamp on the side of Highway 11. The driver suffered minor injuries.

As a result of a police investigation, Fahram Aslam Malik Mohamad, 32, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

The driver was released on an appearance notice with a date to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay June 1.

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