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Wrong place, wrong time for man wanted by police

Police come across driver in a parking lot who had several warrants out for his arrest
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A male who picked the wrong spot for a late-night rendezvous faces a long list of charges.

About 10:45 p.m. Monday, a Guelph police officer pulled into the parking lot of a closed business on Wellington Street West to write notes on a previous call. Upon entering the lot, the officer noted a vehicle parked in the back corner turn on and start heading for the exit.

The officer noted the vehicle did not have any rear lights and pulled in behind it, at which point the driver abruptly pulled out of the parking lot cutting off another driver. When police were able to stop the vehicle a short distance away, the driver immediately admitted there were several warrants for his arrest.

Police learned the male was violating bail conditions by being out of his home except for approved reasons and by communicating with his female passenger. He also has outstanding warrants from Toronto Police and OPP.

A 30-year-old Guelph male is charged with two counts of breaching a judicial release order as well as several charges under the Highway Traffic Act. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.