CHARLOTTETOWN — The Mounties in Prince Edward Island have laid charges against a 54-year-old man after one of their patrol vehicles was repeatedly rammed while on duty in Cornwall.
Neither the officer in the vehicle nor the driver of the vehicle that struck the patrol car had serious injuries.
RCMP say officers in a patrol car responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the Cornwall area, about 10 kilometres west of Charlottetown on Wednesday.
The officers attempted to carry out a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver proceeded to ram the police cruiser several times and eventually pushed it into a nearby ditch.
The suspect vehicle then fled the scene and was located approximately 10 minutes later on a nearby street in Cornwall, where the man was arrested.
Clifford Ray Wilson of Cornwall is facing charges that include assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident, dangerous driving, impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, breach of probation and driving while suspended.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2020.
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