On Friday, December 21, 2021, at approximately 2:09 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed behaviour consistent with that of an impaired driver and conducted a traffic stop on Chatham Street near George Street for the purposes of conducting a sobriety check.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed suspicious behaviour and the driver attempted to roll up his window. The driver was then requested to exit the vehicle.
At this time, the accused started the engine of the motor vehicle and, in his attempt to flee from police, struck the police cruiser with his vehicle. The accused nearly struck officers as he fled the scene, travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Clarence Street. In the interest of public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.
As a result of the incident, Brayden Nathan FERRALL, 22, of Guelph, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Flight from Peace Officer
• Failure to Stop After Accident
• Dangerous Operation
• Obstruct Peace Officer
A warrant was sought for the arrest of the accused, who was arrested and held for bail on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 2:45 a.m.