WEBBWOOD – On May 11, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. officers from the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting patrols on Highway 17 in Webbwood, ON when they observed an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) travelling at a high rate of speed. The ATV was seen to turn onto Highway 17 from Mary Street.
Officers attempted to stop the ATV as it continued to flee onto the side roads in Webbwood but the driver failed to stop.
As officers were about to terminate the pursuit, the driver hit a bump, lost control, rolled-over and was ejected.
The male driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The driver, Trevor CHARRON, age 21 of Sables-Spanish Rivers Township was charged with offences contrary to the Off-Road Vehicle Act as follows:
- Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner
- Use Unauthorized Plate
- Fail to Stop-Flashing Red Light
Officers would like to remind riders to always operate your machine in a safe and responsible manner. Inexperienced riders operating a borrowed machine may drive beyond their capabilities with catastrophic results.
Recreational ATVing is meant to be enjoyable but these machines should never be considered toys. Safety equipment, proper clothing and footwear are recommended and an approved motorcycle helmet is required by law.