Accused faces several charges

Two police cruisers damaged from the collision are pictured surrounding the suspect's stolen vehicle.

Photos supplied by Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police allege a Toronto teen accused of ramming a police cruiser in an attempt to escape with a stolen vehicle in Mississauga was impaired by drugs.

The 17-year-old male, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces a rash of charges in connection with the police chase in Mississauga Monday night that ended with two police cruisers being damaged and an officer injured.

Police say they received a call just after 9:30 p.m. about a disturbance at a home on Sherwood Mills Boulevard, located in the area of Mavis Road and Eglinton Avenue West.

When officers arrived on scene, a vehicle was leaving the home. As officers chased the car and tried to stop it, it rammed one of the police cruisers on Eglinton Avenue, police said.

That collision resulted in another police vehicle being involved as it tried to pin the vehicle and prevent escape.

A collage of images showing the scene of the collision.

Photos supplied by Peel Regional Police

Const. George Tudos said two police vehicles, the suspected stolen vehicle and another “civilian vehicle” were involved in the collision.

Police say a woman was found in the area with minor injuries while one police officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The force’s Major Collision Bureau is investigating.

The teen is charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of stolen property, impaired driving by drugs, failure to provide a breath or urine sample, failure to comply with recognizance, failure to comply with probation and driving while disqualified.

Taylor Duhamel, 21, of Toronto, has been charged with breach of probation.

Witnesses are being urged to call 905-453-2121, ext. 3710.

Source: The Mississauga News