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Man faces assault charges, accused of hitting police cruiser during traffic stop


TYENDINAGA, Ont. – Provincial police say a man faces assault charges after he allegedly reversed his car into a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Tyendinaga Township, Ont.

Officers say they pulled the man over for speeding at about 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, but he was not co-operative.

They say the man then purposefully reversed into one of the cruisers, narrowly missing the police officers. He was then arrested and taken to a local detachment.

The 39-year-old is charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, flight from a peace officer and dangerous driving.

He has also been charged with stunt driving and driving with cannabis readily available.

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