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Peterborough teen allegedly rams OPP cruiser while fleeing arrest for speeding

A Peterborough teen is accused of fleeing from police and ramming a cruiser.
A Peterborough teen is accused of fleeing from police and ramming a cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A Peterborough teenager faces a number of driving charges including flight from police following an incident with the OPP on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 1:15 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on the North Monaghan Parkway just outside the city’s limit.

Police allege the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed but officers did not pursue it due to concerns for public safety.

Read more: Driver clocked at 148 km/h in 60 km/h zone outside Peterborough

Officers identified the suspect’s address based on the vehicle’s licence plate. The suspect vehicle was located and the driver allegedly attempted to flee again by “repeatedly” ramming a police cruiser.

OPP say the driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot but was arrested at a nearby residence.

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A 17-year-old Peterborough youth was charged with:

  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon
  • Speeding

The accused — whose name was not released — is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Nov. 9.