Police cruiser hit at Delta RIDE check

DELTA – It was a scary situation for a Leeds County O.P.P. officer early Saturday morning after his parked cruiser was hit from behind at a RIDE check.

Police say their spot check was set up on King Street (County Road 42) in Delta when the cruiser was hit while the officer was inside his car just before 1 a.m.

The driver ran away but he didn’t get far.

A 23-year-old Portland, Ont. man is charged with impaired driving, having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood while driving, dangerous driving, flight from police, assaulting a police officer and assault with intent to resist arrest.

Both the officer and the accused were treated and released from hospital with minor injuries.

In this supplied photo, a Leeds County O.P.P. cruiser has quite a bit of rear end damage after it was hit from behind by a suspected drunk driver at a RIDE check in Delta, Ont. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Both the driver and the police officer in the cruiser were not seriously hurt. (Leeds County O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)