Pickering man facing charges after motorcyle stunt leaves officer injured

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Published July 2, 2021 at 8:59 pm

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A 22-year-old Pickering man faces a slew of serious charges following a car meet in Whitby on Thursday evening that left a police officer with minor injuries.

At about 11:00 p.m. on Canada Day, officers responded to reports of a car meet at South Blair Street and Water Street. En-route they were notified of three un-plated motorcycles heading westbound on Victoria Street towards Brock Street. The motorcycles were observed to be driving dangerously.

When the motorcycles stopped at a red light at Shoal Point Road, an officer attempted to block the motorcycles by placing their unmarked police vehicle in front of them with the emergency lights activated. The drivers of the motorcycles accelerated, attempting to drive around the police vehicle, and one of the drivers jumped off his bike causing it to hit the side of the police vehicle while also striking the officer.

The suspect fled on foot but was taken into custody a short time later with the assistance of the K-9 unit and other responding officers.

Bailey Grimes is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance; Flight From Peace Officer; Assault With a Weapon; Assault Peace Officer; as well as eight Highway Traffic Act Offences including Racing. The motorcycle was impounded for 14 days.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Stinson of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5268.

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