Police name and charge driver after erratic driving spree at uOttawa

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We now know the name of the driver who stole a van and took it on a chaotic hit and run spree through the University of Ottawa campus.

Police say 36-year-old Marc Andre Fournier stole a student transportation van, then raced erratically around campus, crashing into numerous cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Fournier is facing a number of charges including:

*       Theft of motor vehicle cc (Criminal Code)

*       Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 cc.

*       Dangerous operation of a conveyance cc.

*       Fail to stop at a scene of an accident cc.

*       Resist arrest cc.

*       Assault cc.

*       Fail or refuse to provide a sample cc.

*       Fail to comply with a probation order cc.

Fournier was arrested after trying to get away on foot and board an O-C Transpo bus.

Police believe drug or alcohol use may have played a part.

Fournier is scheduled for court today.