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Man attempts to flee from London, Ont. police twice, gets seriously injured

London police car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File/Dave Chidley

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a London, Ont., man was seriously injured while attempting to run away from police and resist being arrested.

London police say officers responded around 7 p.m. Thursday to a report of property damage at a residence in the south end of the city.

The suspect fled before police arrived.

During the investigation, police learned of a “historic assault involving the property owner.”

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Around 9:20 p.m., police say they responded to a car crash near Wonderland Road South and Dingman Drive involving the suspect’s car.

A witness provided police with a description of the suspect, who again fled the scene before police arrived.

Police and police dogs searched the area and eventually found him.

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The suspect reportedly resisted arrest and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. He was taken to hospital.

A 46-year-old man has been charged with assault, mischief, impaired driving and resisting arrest.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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