Helicopter Assists in Apprehending Impaired Driver – Durham Region

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A 33-year-old male faces impaired charges after Air1 spots the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed in Sunderland last Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers from North Division responded to the area of Highway 12 in Sunderland after numerous calls from citizens advising of an impaired driver in that area. Air1 spotted the vehicle travelling northbound with speeds in excess of 150 km/hr in Sunderland. Air1 relayed the position and speeds of the suspect vehicle and officers were able to safely stop the vehicle and the driver was taken into custody.

Michael BURSEY, age 33, of Newfoundland is charged with: Impaired Operation; Exceed 80 mgs and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

To view the video visit our YouTube account under Durham Regional Police Service or click on this link. http://youtu.be/ArSMiqfxNLU

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Kromer of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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