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Driver of van with 'kill' on back window charged with dangerous driving

Last Updated Feb 1, 2019 at 11:06 am EDT

OPP executed a high-risk traffic stop on QEW in Burlington after a driver was spotted wearing a ski mask and the word "kill" written on the back window. TWITTER/Kerry Schmidt

The driver of a minivan that had the word “kill” spray-painted in white on the back window is now facing charges after he was taken into custody following a high-risk traffic stop that closed a portion of the QEW near Burlington briefly on Wednesday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police responded to several calls around 10 a.m. after the vehicle was spotted near Appleby Line. Witnesses also reported the driver was wearing a ski mask.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said officers from the Burlington OPP responded and managed to get the driver to stop without incident.

Schmidt said the driver was not driving recklessly and no weapons were found in the vehicle, but his behaviour was still very concerning for police.

Police said the man was undergoing a mental health evaluation.

On Thursday, Nikola Petrovic, 47, from St. Catharines was charged with dangerous driving, mischief and using a disguise with intent.


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