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Peterborough man charged with assaulting police officer after north end crash

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WATCH: A Peterborough man is accused of assaulting a police officer following a crash in the city's north end on Friday night – Jul 6, 2020

A Peterborough man is facing several charges including assaulting a police officer following a crash on Friday night in the city’s north end.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 10:45 p.m. officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of St. Pauls and Herbert streets.

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Police say a man who witnessed the crash approached the vehicle and was allegedly assaulted by the driver. Both the driver and a passenger in the vehicle fled the scene on foot.

Officers attended and later located the individuals at a residence. While being placed under arrest, the man allegedly resisted, threatened and assaulted a police officer.

Cody Victor Lague, 25, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and another count of assault.

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He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Sept. 9, police stated Monday afternoon.

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