The Dryden OPP has a New Brunswick man is in custody, following a lengthy pursuit.

On Sunday (April 24, 2022), OPP officers were notified of a vehicle fleeing from Thunder Bay after failing to pay for fuel.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle on Highway 17, east of Dryden. An attempt to stop the suspect resulted in the accused colliding with a police vehicle, he then proceeded to flee the scene.

After a search for the accused, officers then located the driver in a tree on the side of Highway 17. After brief negotiations, the driver returned to the ground and was then arrested.

37-year-old Adam Peterson, of Fredericton, NB, has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Dangerous Operation - Criminal Code 320.13(1)
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 - Criminal Code 354(1)(a)

  • Flight from Peace Officer - Criminal Code 320.17

  • Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose - Criminal Code 88

  • Resist Peace Officer - Criminal Code 129(1)

  • Fail to Remain - Highway Traffic Act 200(1)(a)

The accused has been held in custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on April 27, 2022.

Also supporting the investigation were officers from the OPP's Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine (K-9) as well at Northwest EMS, Wabigoon Volunteer Fire Department, and Kenora Fire Department.