On August 31, 2023, officers with Patrol Services charged 40-year-old Blake Hudson with flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation, and several other offences.
Around 2:40 a.m., officers observed a vehicle with no front licence plate on St. Andrews Terrace. Officers activated emergency lights and attempted a traffic stop but the driver did not stop for police. The driver then drove through a stop sign on Edinburgh Street and continued at a high rate of speed. Police did not pursue the vehicle to preserve officer and public safety.
A short time later, officers located the vehicle at a residence in the 200 block of Beverly Street and the person who had been driving the vehicle was standing outside. They were identified as the accused and arrested.
A subsequent search found the accused to be in possession of another person’s driver’s licence and approximately one gram of what is believed to be fentanyl.
The accused is charged with:
- Flight from Peace Officer
- Dangerous Operation
- Possession of Identity Document
- Possession of Schedule I Substance
- Failure to Display Two Plates (under the Highway Traffic Act)
The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on November 6, 2023.