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Person who consumed “large quantity of cannabis edibles” steals car, leads police on chase

Police in Brantford, Ontario are reporting an incident involving alleged intoxication from cannabis edibles that lead to a chase, accident, and arrest of one individual and injuries to at least one other.

Late in the evening on Saturday, July 18, Brantford Police responded to a call from a resident who was concerned for a friend who had reportedly consumed a “large quantity of cannabis edibles” of unknown origin and was acting strangely.

The intoxicated individual had left the callers house on foot and was reportedly disrupting traffic on nearby Erie Ave. Responding to the call, officers observed a vehicle “travelling in an extremely dangerous and erratic manner”. Officers were soon able to trap the individual in a nearby parking lot, where the allegedly intoxicated individual ran their vehicle into a police cruiser blocking an exit to the parking lot.

The suspect is accused of then resisting arrest and was taken into custody just after midnight on early Saturday morning, July 19. Police say the individual had assaulted a driver and stolen the vehicle.  

As a result of the investigation, Kristopher Charles Mitchell, 41 years of age from London, ON has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
•Theft of Motor Vehicle •Assault Causing Bodily Harm •Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm •Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle •Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm •Impaired Driving by Drug •Flight from Police (x2) •Failure to Stop After Accident •Robbery •Resist Arrest •Possession of Stolen Property