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Man arrested after two car accidents, police chase

Thunder Bay police have arrested a 27-year-old man following two car accidents and a police pursuit.
The events leading up to the arrest of a 27-year-old man began when a car drove onto a lawn on North Vickers Street in Thunder Bay (Jeff Walters/CBC)

Thunder Bay police have arrested a 27-year-old man following two car accidents and a police pursuit. 

A news release said police found and arrested the suspect late Wednesday afternoon and charged him with two counts of dangerous driving, as well as flight from police and public mischief.

The sequence of events leading up to the arrest began Wednesday morning, when a car drove up on a lawn and nearly hit a house on North Vickers Street.

The front lawn of this Thunder Bay home was damaged after a car crashed into it. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

A witness told CBC News the car occupants got out to push the vehicle back on the road and then took off in the car.

A police officer later spotted the vehicle, described as a beige Nissan sedan, in the Westfort area of Thunder Bay.

Police began to pursue it, but abandoned the chase for the sake of public safety.

The car then had another accident at the corner of Gore Street and Mountdale Avenue, and was later found abandoned by the CP Rail line.

Prior to his arrest, the driver tried to report the vehicle had been stolen, police said.

The man was being held for video court Thursday morning.

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