On Monday around 9:15 p.m., Dryden OPP officers were dispatched to a theft of gas from the Esso Voyager Service Center in Ignace.
Officers attended the scene and specific details were obtained. They then proceeded east on Highway 17.
Around 9:50 p.m., the officers observed the suspect vehicle travelling above the posted speed limit. It proceeded westbound at a speed in excess of 167 km/h and then passed other westbound vehicles on a corner.
The driver, in attempt to evade police, turned off the vehicle’s lights while continuing west on Highway 17.
Police observed brake lights from the suspect vehicle and it backed up to Neime Road. The vehicle then travelled about 300 metres before coming to a sudden stop.
Police followed the vehicle onto Neime Road and arrested a male driver, who had surrendered.
A 26-year-old Murillo man was charged with theft under $5,000 (gasoline), breach of probation, dangerous driving, and possession of break-in instruments.
He remains in custody while waiting for a bail hearing this coming Monday (Feb. 12) at 10 a.m. in Dryden.