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Man charged with dangerous operation of vehicle after fleeing officer: London police
A London Police car is seen in this file photo.
LONDON, ONT. -- London police have charged a man they say was on a stolen motorcycle when he sped away from an officer at a high rate of speed in the downtown core.
Police say a canine officer saw a man on an un-plated motorcycle around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
They say the vehicle was heading west on Dundas Street near Wellington when the driver drove away from the officer’s location at a high rate of speed.
The motorcycle turned the wrong way onto Horton Street, police say, and was located shortly after by the officer, on its side in a parking lot in the 200 block of Adelaide Street North.
With the help of other officers and a police dog, the man was arrested.
Police say the bike had been stolen Saturday.
A 40-year-old London man is charged with possession of proceeds obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to stop for police, obstruct officer and theft under $5,000.