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Flight From Police

Mar 30, 2022

Flight From Police

249.1 (1) Everyone commits an offence who, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle, fails, without reasonable excuse and in order to evade the peace officer, to stop the vehicle as soon as is reasonable in the circumstances.


  • If crown proceeds by summary conviction a fine of up to $5000.00 and/or, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months
  • If the Crown proceeds by way of indictment a fine and/or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years
  • Automatic minimum drivers licence suspension of 1 year pursuant to the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act
  • Possible court ordered driving prohibition
  • Possible probation
  • Criminal record
  • Insurance rate increase