An Ontario Provincial Police crest is displayed on the arm of an officer during a press conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

A 23-year-old man from Ingersoll is facing charges in connection with a July 25 incident in which a group of cyclists on Highway 637 were assaulted.

It turns out, police received complaints about the man even before he encountered the cyclists.

Police received a call at 7:45 a.m. that day about a white car "travelling at a high rate of speed and performing a stunt by squealing its tires on Highway 637, Killarney," the Nipissing West Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Tuesday.

The driver encountered the cyclists at 9 a.m., who almost hit them while they were northbound on Highway 64, between Alban and Noëlville.

"When the group arrived in Noëlville, the car was stopped at a gas station where the cyclists confronted the driver about his driving behaviour," police said. "A verbal argument ensued and the driver kicked one of their bicycles before departing northbound on Highway 535."

The same driver came at them again a short time later, pelting them with eggs and a glass bottle.

"Two cyclists received cuts to their legs from the shattered glass, while another was thrown from the bicycle as a result of a punctured tire," police said.

While unable to find the driver, police managed to figure out who he was. OPP in Kawartha Lakes arrested him Oct. 2, and he is now charged with two counts of mischief, three counts of assault with a weapon and stunt driving.

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Oct. 21 in Sudbury.