(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A recent traffic in stop in Clinton for a vehicle that wasn’t displaying a front licence plate resulted in a whole lot more than a ticket for a London resident.
Just before 10:00 p.m. on April 14, 2022, a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a car parked without a front licence plate attached to the vehicle. The driver exited onto Albert Street and a traffic stop was initiated. As soon as the officer activated his emergency lights and siren the driver sped up and fled from the officer.
The driver drove dangerously, through a traffic signal, over a sidewalk and over a median. Soon after driving over the median the vehicle broke down and officers were able to locate and arrest the driver.
Upon arrest a search was completed and officers found suspected methamphetamine, break-in tools, brass knuckles, stolen identification and a pellet gun. Further checks on the driver revealed he was failing to comply with numerous conditions of his probation order.
Michael SHELLEY, 35 years of age from London has been charged with Flight from Police Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operation While Prohibited, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Break & Enter Instruments, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – 6 counts, Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 3 counts, and Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to a Probation Order – 5 counts as well as three Highway Traffic Act offences.
The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 18, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.