A 22-year-old man faces serious charges after allegedly crashing into a police car in Whitburn after fleeing from police.
Bay Roberts’ RCMP received a report of a fickle driver who barely managed to crash into other vehicles around 10:20 p.m. on Monday.
The vehicle was in Bay Roberts, and when police stopped the vehicle, the driver, who officials said showed signs of damage, became angry and drove off.
Police withdrew and decided not to chase after the vehicle turned into a residential area.
Some time later, police received reports of a vehicle matching the description of the suspect driving west in the eastern lanes of the Trans Canada Highway. Early Tuesday morning, police learned that the suspect and his car were in Whitburn. Officers found the car and tried to stop it, but it accelerated and hit a police car, which was stopped with the emergency lights on.
The policeman was not injured, but the driver was taken to hospital for examination. He has to appear in court on a number of charges, including fleeing police, dangerous operation of a vehicle and two counts of non-compliance with the release order.
The investigation is ongoing and other charges are possible.