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Guelph Man Arrested for Ramming Police Cruiser

A Guelph man has been arrested in relation to an August incident in which a police cruiser was rammed with a stolen van.

August 17, just before 2 p.m., the Guelph Police Service received a complaint about a grey van being driven recklessly in the downtown area. Investigation revealed the 2009 Dodge Caravan had been reported stolen.

As officers attempted to stop the van at Wellington Street East and Wyndham Street South the driver intentionally drove into the passenger side of the cruiser. He then reversed over a traffic island and ran a red light at Wellington Street and Gordon Street, driving into oncoming traffic. Officers did not pursue in the interest of public safety. No injuries were reported.

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The driver was identified through ongoing investigation and on Thursday was located downtown and arrested.

A 55-year-old Guelph man is charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, assault with a weapon, possessing stolen property and several Highway Traffic Act offenses. He was held for a bail hearing November 15.

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