Male Charged With Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm

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On September 27, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged 35-year-old Matthew Hermes with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

On September 26, 2021 around 12:11 p.m. officers responded to reports of three-vehicle collision on McNabb Street. As a result of the collision, the accused, who had been driving an orange SUV, was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries and a woman who was driving a Ford SUV was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As officers investigated the collision they discovered the orange SUV, driven by the accused had been stolen and prior to the collision had been driving erratically in the area.

Officers attended hospital to continue the investigation and found the accused to be in possession of brass knuckles, 61.67 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 6.76 grams of suspected fentanyl and 3.73 grams of suspected cocaine. The estimated street value of the narcotics seized is $9,920.

Officers developed grounds to believe the accused’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drug. When requested to provide a Drug Recognition Evaluation, the accused refused. Further investigation determined the accused was wanted for failing to attend court and is a suspended driver.

He was arrested and charged with the following;

Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm
Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm
Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Contrary to a Prohibition Order
Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x3
Breach of Recognizance – Failure to Appear for Court
Driving While Suspended
He was held for bail court and remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 29, 2021.

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