Flight from Police, Dangerous driving

Photo by Liam Pattison Photography

Around 12:30 pm on Saturday, an impaired driver was observed by witnesses in the area of 18th St and Richmond Ave.  Further information revealed the suspect vehicle may be stolen.  The vehicle, a red Dodge Grand Caravan, was observed by an officer on 18th St. It was located stopped at a red light north bound on 18th St at Park and a vehicle stop was conducted.  As the officer exited his vehicle to speak with the driver, the vehicle pulled around the police cruiser, striking the back fender as well as a second vehicle stopped in traffic.  The driver of the van sped North on 18th St at a high rate of speed and was last observed at Victoria Ave.  No pursuit of the suspect vehicle was engaged due to heavy traffic on 18th St and the driving of the suspect vehicle.  There was minor damage to the police cruiser and the second vehicle. No one was injured.

The driver of the suspect vehicle has been identified and an arrest warrant will be issued for his arrest on Monday on charges of Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon, Dangerous Driving and Flight from Police.