The Lennox & Addington (L&A) County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an Amherstview man after an intentional collision on Highway 41 in Addington Highlands Township.
The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
According to the OPP, a red Dodge Charger was northbound when it struck the rear of another vehicle about one kilometre south of Highway 7, causing that vehicle to collide with a house adjacent to Highway 41. Minor injuries were sustained in these collisions.
The driver of the Charger stole a black Hummer and fled the scene, OPP report. The driver then collided with a police cruiser. Police were able to stop the vehicle on Store Street in Actinolite near Tweed and one person was arrested. A cruiser was damaged and one officer suffered minor injuries.
L&A County OPP have charged John Matthew Mcaree, age 33, of Amherstview with:
· Attempt to Murder
· Theft of a Motor Vehicle
· Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
· Flight from Police
· Assault with a Weapon; and
· Operation while impaired – alcohol an drugs
The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee.
Anyone who may have witnessed or have any information on this incident is asked to please contact the L&A County Detachment at 613-354-3369 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may report online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.