Suspect Attempts to Evade Police in Bowmanville

An impaired driver failed to stop for police and led them on a short pursuit before being arrested in Bowmanville.

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at approximately 4:40 p.m., members from East Division responded to the area of Hartwell Avenue and Bowmanville Avenue for a suspected impaired driver. The suspect vehicle, a blue Chevrolet Blazer, was all over the roads, driving through stop signs and at one-point driving into oncoming traffic. Officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect failed to stop and continued driving erratically. The suspect vehicle eventually collided with another vehicle and then fled on foot.

The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to a local area hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Christopher Vella of Lansdowne Dr. in Oshawa is facing several charges including Flight From Police, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Impaired Driving

If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, please contact Cst. Mayhew of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2984.

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

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