A concerned resident in Bracebridge recently took matters into his own hands to help keep a dangerous driver off the road.
Appearing virtually from jail last week in a Bracebridge court, James Tsanoff, 31, of Tillsonburg, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, obstruction of justice and breaching the terms of his probation.
Court heard that on June 11, 2022 at around 1:50 pm police received a call about a man driving erratically and nearly running over pedestrians on Taylor Road. The caller followed the driver, Tsanoff, to Hiram Street where he turned into a driveway. The caller pulled in behind Tsanoff to keep him from returning to the road.
By the time police arrived, Tsanoff had rammed a parked car in the driveway and crashed into the house, in addition to the caller’s vehicle, and he was now parked in the garden.
Court heard that Tsanoff was wanted by the police and first provided them with a fake name – leading to the obstruction charges.
Tsanoff was ultimately sentenced to five months in jail, less pre-trial custody. He was also sentenced to one year of probation and a one-year driving ban.
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