(IGNACE, ON) – On the 15 of December 2018 at 6:48 pm members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a traffic complaint on Hwy 17 near English River. The complainant advised a silver pickup truck was driving erratically. Further information revealed there was a possible domestic situation between the driver and passenger.
Police located the suspect vehicle travelling westbound near Raven Lake Road. The vehicle failed to stop for police. Police deployed a spike belt at a separate location.
Prior to stopping the suspect vehicle swerved into a parked cruiser narrowly missing one of the officers. The driver was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Thirty-four year old Jordon David Leslie LANG of Dryden, ON was charged with the following offences:
- Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault with a weapon – Spousal
- Criminal Negligence cause bodily harm
- Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle cause bodily harm
- Forcible Confinement
The passenger in the vehicle was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation. The accused was held in custody and had a bail hearing on December 16, 2018 at Dryden Ontario Court of Justice.
From the desk of Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition – DRYDEN MAN RAMS OPP CRUISER ON HIGHWAY 17 EAST OF IGNACE AFTER RUNNING THROUGH SPIKE BELT SET UP TO STOP HIM.
Appearing this morning, Sunday December 16th,2018 via telephone from the OPP Station in Courtroom 104 is 34 year old JORDAN DAVID LESLIE LANG.
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. Her Worship, Denette Maslach is presiding. Provincial Crown Attorney Misbah Haque is here along with duty counsel Marilyn Thompson.
LANG was arrested last evening near Ignace by the OPP on Highway 17. Court hears he is facing 6 criminal charges including 2 counts of driving dangerous, 1 count of assault with a motor vehicle, one count of assault with a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, uttering threats and forcible confinement.
Inside Edition sources indicate that LANG was under the influence of methamphetamine with a terrified passenger in the vehicle when he phoned 911 to tell them the whole community was conspiring against him. His terrified passenger can be heard pleading for her life in the background.
LANG allegedly tells 911 that the only way he will be caught is dead in a rock cut or ditch. IGNACE OPP set up a spike strip on Highway 17. LANG drives through spike strip blowing out all 4 tires then speeds up to aim the vehicle at a police cruiser parked on the highway shoulder.
LANG rams a police cruiser at high speed pushing it almost 60 feet into the bush causing the airbags to go off in the vehicle he is driving. The female passenger receives injuries from the crash and LANG exits the vehicle to surrender at OPP gunpoint.
LANG sounds a little confused on the phone and has a hard time hearing. He asks the Justice of the Peace to repeat the charges a couple times.
LANG has a history of violence and theft. Crown Attorney Haque is not consenting to his release. LANG is being transported to Sioux Lookout and will make a bail court appearance there tomorrow.
Sources indicate the female victim will make a recovery from her injuries. LANG is ordered not to contact the alleged female victim or OPP Officer of cruiser that got rammed. OPP cruiser is beyond repair.
This article contains allegations that have not yet been proven in a court of law
Source: OPP and Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
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