January 9, 2019 9:21 am

N.B. teen charged after allegedly ramming into police cruiser, then fleeing

Police say the driver tried to avoid the police checkstop, struck a police vehicle and drove his vehicle towards a police officer, then fled the scene.

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A 16-year-old boy from the Renous, N.B., area is facing charges after he allegedly struck a police cruiser with his vehicle then fled.

New Brunswick RCMP say on Jan. 4 officers tried to stop a vehicle travelling on Route 8.

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Police say the driver tried to avoid the police stop, struck a police vehicle, and drove his vehicle toward a police officer, then fled the scene.

Officers followed the vehicle, which they say ended up leaving the road and going into a ditch on South Renous Road.

The driver, from Smiths Crossing, N.B., was arrested at the scene.

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Police say he appeared in Miramichi provincial court on Monday to face charges of assaulting a police officer with a weapon, mischief causing danger to life, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from police.

He was released on several conditions and is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 18.

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