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  Male Arrested After Fleeing from Police

Jan 15, 2018 14:35 ET

A 29-year-old male faces numerous charges after fleeing from police on Sunday morning in Oshawa.

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members from Central West Division responded to a call for an intoxicated male at a bar in the area of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street North in Oshawa. When officers arrived, the suspect was observed fleeing in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Officers caught up with the suspect vehicle and they attempted to pull him over by activating their emergency equipment. The driver refused to stop and continued to drive erratically during a short pursuit. The suspect ran several red lights without stopping, losing control, striking a sign, and then a curb, which caused a flat tire to his vehicle. The suspect continued driving and drove directly into a snow bank. The suspect was attempting to leave the scene however his vehicle was pinned by a police cruiser. The suspect was quickly arrested without incident.

Brennan NIELSEN, age 29, of Sterling Avenue in Oshawa, is charged with: Impaired Operation; Breath Sample - Not Provided Upon Demand; Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle; Flight from Police and Fail to Stop at a Collision. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1836.

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.