Impaired driver apprehended following pursuit and charged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 25, 2016     4:00pm

 (Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service has charged Adam BOUCHARD, 27 years old of Ottawa, with several criminal offences.

On August 24, 2016, at approx. 7:15pm, East Patrol officers responded to a call for service about an impaired driver in the area of Victoria Street and Bowen Street.

A patrol officer soon located the vehicle and attempted to pull over the vehicle.  The driver sped away and the officer initiated a pursuit. As the pursuit continued the driver drove towards a soccer field near the Leitrim Road Police Station. On the soccer field, kids were playing with many parents watching alongside the field. For public safety reasons, the officer terminated the pursuit at that time.

The accused drove onto the soccer field where he began to drive in circles. With the driver putting the safety of members of the community at risk, further attempts to stop him were re-initiated by police. The accused drove away from the park followed by several police cars. 

The officers performed a rolling block to stop the driver on Hawthorne Road and the male driver was then arrested and taken into custody. There were no injuries sustained by the public.

BOUCHARD has been charged with:

  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Weapons Dangerous
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Stop for Police/Pursuit
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Breach of Recognizance x3

He is scheduled to appear in court today.

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