New York man charged after failing to stop at border crossing: Niagara police


Police in Niagara region say they’ve charged a New York man who allegedly drove across the border without stopping, then assaulted officers.

They say the incident happened Monday when the man crossed into Canada on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls without stopping for Canadian border officers.

Police say local officers on the U.S. side had tried to stop the man because he was driving erratically, but he allegedly barrelled through the border crossing.

Niagara Regional Police officers caught up with him in Niagara Falls, but he attempted to escape and eventually collided with a police cruiser.

During his arrest, police say the man assaulted officers, causing minor injuries, and they had to use a stun gun to subdue him.

The 33-year-old from North Tonawanda is facing multiple chargew including  impaired driving amd possession of a controlled substance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 23, 2020.

The Canadian Press


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