OPP use spike belt in Alvinston to stop fleeing driver


A St. Thomas man faces a raft of charges after a chase down Rokeby Line.

Lambton OPP spotted a vehicle on Rokeby Line with improper plates Friday at 10:20 pm. It failed to stop at the corner of Inwood Road, so the officers tried to flag it down. Instead the vehicle continued eastbound into Alvinston.

Officers laid down a spike belt near the end of Rokeby Line near the AW Campbell Conservation Area which the driver hit and slammed into the gates.

Brandon Little, 38, of St. Thomas has been charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving while under suspension, operating a vehicle without insurance, and violating bail orders.

On January 15, 2021 at approximately 10:20 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed an improperly-plated vehicle eastbound on Rokeby Line.

When the vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign at Inwood Road, officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued eastbound. Other officers in the area safely deployed a spike belt to bring the vehicle to a stop.

He’s also been charged under the Emergency Orders for the pandemic.

Little is still in custody.