Oshawa man charged after police say Durham cruiser was rammed with stolen taxi

The police car after the crash in Pickering, Ont. Colin Williamson

Durham Regional Police say a 27-year-old Oshawa man is facing several charges after allegedly driving a stolen taxi and crashing it into a police cruiser early Saturday.

Police said they had launched a stolen vehicle investigation at around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

An officer was parked on the side of the road near Pickering Concession Road 9 and Sideline Road 12 in Pickering. The man driving the taxi crashed head-on into the police cruiser, police said.

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The driver suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre and is in custody, police said. He remains in hospital, police said.

Police said the officer also suffered serious injuries but has since been released from hospital.

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D’Shaun Wilson has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault with a weapon and possession of property obtained by crime.

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