Collingwood Car Chase Concludes in Crash and Criminal Charges

Couple Caught By Cops

Two men are up on charges after a short police chase in Collingwood. Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the Highway 26 and Poplar Sideroad area around 3:00 yesterday afternoon, when they caught a glimpse of a speeding vehicle. Police directed the vehicle to stop, but they say the driver instead took off, striking the officer with the side mirror in the process. In his haste to flee, cops say the driver ditched the vehicle in a snow bank. The driver, a 20-year-old Richmond Hill man, faces charges including Assaulting an Officer, Taking a Vehicle Without Consent, Dangerous Driving, and Drug Possession. The 22-year-old passenger is up on a drug charge.