OPP say Highway 17 north was not closed but there was an incident that kept motorists restricted Wednesday afternoon.
OPP tell SaultOnline.com that a stolen vehicle was being tracked from the Wawa area .
OPP were in pursuit and two spike-belts were deployed. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed.
The car was stopped near the Haviland Bay area and the suspect was apprehended.
No other information is available at this time.
On Wednesday March 8, 2017, at approximately 1:00 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a local business for a theft of gas report. Police investigation revealed that the motor vehicle in question was stolen from the Thunder Bay area. A full description of the male driver and the automobile was broadcast. The vehicle was later observed by police travelling southbound on Highway 17 at a high rate of speed. With the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie OPP a spike belt was deployed and the male was subsequently taken into custody.
As a result Adam BRADY (21) of Thunder Bay Ontario was charged with the following offences:
Adult Theft Under $5000 x 2 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada,
Adult Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle contrary to section 249(1)(a) of the C.C.C,
Adult Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer contrary to section 249.1(1) of the C.C.C,
Adult Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the C.C.C,
Adult Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 2 contrary to section 145(3) of the C.C.C.
The accused has been held in custody pending a bail hearing in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
Meanwhile, blowing and drifting snow was blamed for two vehicles that lost control and hit the guardrails at Haviland earlier Wednesday afternoon.