Spike strip used to take down dangerous driver in Wasaga Beach, Brampton man charged

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Published August 15, 2023 at 3:27 pm

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A Brampton man is facing drug and stunting charges after police used a spike strip to stop a speeding driver in Wasaga Beach.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 14) when OPP officers on patrol in the area of Mosley St. in Wasaga Beach got a hit on an automated licence plate recognition system (ALPR).

Police tried to stop the vehicle but the driver took off from officers, and multiple more attempts were made to get the driver to pull over as they “drove dangerously through the area.”

Officers eventually used a spike belt to stop the vehicle, but that’s when the male driver tried to make a run on foot. Police say they caught up to the man who was arrested after a foot chase, and the female passenger was also taken into custody.

Police say over 30 grams of dried cannabis were recovered during the incident.

Police have charged Christian Roshi, 20, of Brampton with several offences including stunting and trafficking charges, possession of illicit cannabis, dangerous operation, and several counts of flight from a peace officer.

Nevada Ferreira, 20, of Etobicoke, has also been charged with possession of illicit cannabis and trafficking charges.

The vehicle was impounded for a period of 14 days while Roshi also received a 30-day driver’s licence suspension. He was held pending a bail hearing on Tuesday, and Ferreira is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood next month.

Police are asking residents who live in the area of Antigua Dr. and Lauderdale Blvd. in Wasaga Beach to check any video surveillance or dash cameras for footage that may assist in the investigation. Investigators are also asking residents to check their property for “any evidence that may have been discarded.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Huronia West OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by visiting www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca or calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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