Driver clocked at 185 km/hr after fleeing from Peterborough opp

Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for speeding on County Road 38 at approximately 11:00pm on May 16, 2021. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed as the officer approached in an attempt to speak with the driver. The vehicle was located by officers on Scriven Road in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township but the driver had abandoned it and left the area on foot. The driver was identified prior to fleeing and was arrested yesterday evening.

Jeffrey QUAKENBUSH (age 24) of Cavan-Monaghan Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with: 

• Flight from peace officer

• Dangerous operation

• Race a motor vehicle-excessive speed

• Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

• Speeding

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on July 8, 2021.

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