Three Hamilton police officers also assaulted during arrests, service says.

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Police are trying to sort out how an alleged assault that left a young man with minor injuries ended with a car crashing into a tree on the Mountain.

Four teenagers have been charged after two fights and a car crash into a tree on the Mountain.

Three police officers were assaulted during the arrests on Queen Victoria Drive and Quaker Crescent just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say a Nissan had crashed into a tree in the residential area near Upper Gage Avenue just south of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.

Nobody was hurt in the crash but one of the occupants of the car had allegedly assaulted a teenage boy moments earlier.

He had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash but four teens face a variety of charges:

  • A 17-year-old boy, who was the driver, is charged with uttering death threats, possession of stolen property, assault with a weapon, assault and failing to comply with probation;
  • A 15-year-old boy is charged with obstructing a police officer and two counts of assault;
  • A 17-year-old girl is charged with three counts of assaulting a police officer;
  • A 17-year-old boy is charged with assault and failing to comply with probation.

The boys were scheduled to appear in court day. The girl was released to appear in court Jan. 25.

None of the accused can be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator