Man abandons vehicle near RIDE spotcheck

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

MAXVILLE – A North Glengarry man is facing a drug-related charge after trying to avoid a RIDE spotcheck.

O.P.P. say a vehicle tried to avoid their setup to check for impaired driving on Fair Street in Maxville just after 1 a.m. on Friday and officers went after the suspect.

But the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police say they found a small amount of cocaine in the vehicle.

Officers eventually caught up with the suspect nearly 14 hours later and arrested a 20-year-old North Glengarry man.

He’s charged with possession of a controlled substance and will appear in Alexandria court in January.

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