Wild chase leads to jail

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

A 24-year-old Corn­wall man who led po­lice on a high speed chase in Glen­garry in May was sen­tenced Au­gust 9 to nine months in jail.

Joshua Til­ley was charged with as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, flight while pur­sued by a peace of­fi­cer, dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion, and fail­ing to com­ply with con­di­tions after he failed to stop for po­lice on County Road 20, near Maxville, just be­fore mid­night on May 27.

Mr. Til­ley, who was driv­ing at speeds ap­proach­ing 130 km/h when of­fi­cers at­tempted to pull him over, fled, blow­ing through sev­eral in­ter­sec­tions dur­ing the chase.

The pur­suit con­cluded when he drove his Jeep over a po­lice-de­ployed spike strip on Street Road near Wil­liamstown, blow­ing out a front tire and caus­ing Mr. Til­ley to drive the ve­hi­cle into a corn field.

He at­tempted to es­cape on foot, but was tracked down and ap­pre­hended a short dis­tance away with the as­sis­tance of an OPP ca­nine unit.

Mr. Til­ley was also charged with ad­di­tional counts of dan­ger­ous driv­ing, as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, and fail­ing to stop for po­lice stem­ming from two in­ci­dents in­volv­ing Corn­wall po­lice – one while he was op­er­at­ing a snow­mo­bile in the city’s east end last De­cem­ber – over the past eight months.

Jes­sica Tiessen, 23, of Corn­wall, a pas­sen­ger in Mr. Til­ley’s ve­hi­cle dur­ing the May 27 in­ci­dent, was charged with ob­struct­ing a peace of­fi­cer.

How­ever, that charge was later dropped.

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