More charges laid against Terrace driver for in-custody incidents

Nathan McNamara originally arrested following Thornhill police chase

Alongside charges stemming from a police chase through Thornhill last week, a Terrace man is facing two additional charges for his alleged behaviour in custody.

Terrace RCMP released the name today of Nathan Constantine Anthony McNamara, 33, as the driver arrested for the June 27 pursuit that resulted in a single vehicle collision, sending McNamara’s two passengers to hospital.

McNamara has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police while Being Pursued.

Since the arrest he has also been charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer and Mischief to Property, under $5,000, resulting from occurrences on Monday, July 2, while in police custody.

Police are not releasing details of those alleged incidents.

READ MORE: Downtown accidents send two to hospital

The pursuit occurred around 10 p.m. June 27, as police responded to reports of an erratic, possibly impaired driver, running stop signs, driving on the wrong side of the road and exhibiting other dangerous driving behaviour.

The grey SUV was located travelling at high speed on Queensway Drive and crossing the line into oncoming traffic.

An RCMP spokesperson said police pursued over concerns for public safety, and the SUV eventually collided with an electrical pole on Crescent Street in Thornhill, resulting in a power outage for the surrounding area.

The two passengers were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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