GRAVENHURST — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run with an officer yesterday.
On Tuesday Aug. 4, just after 3 p.m., the officer with the Highway Safety Division (HSD) Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team stopped the vehicle on Ferguson Road.
As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, police say two passengers jumped out and ran off.
And the vehicle sped away, say police, after it struck the officer.
The officer was able to follow the vehicle down Campfire Point Road and located the vehicle with the two passengers remaining.
However, the driver had also fled on foot.
The OPP canine unit responded with the assistance of the emergency response team (ERT) and conducted a search of the area without success.
Police are looking for the driver, Joshua Thompson, 43, of Orillia.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.