41yr old facing long list of charges after NRP cruiser rammed by U-Haul truck in St. Catharines

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A 41 yr old man has been arrested after a Niagara Regional Police cruiser was intentionally damaged by a stolen moving truck in St. Catharines.

Just after midnight today, officers were in the area of Welland Avenue and Dorchester Boulevard when a U-Haul moving truck collided with a parked tow truck.  

Police say the vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed.  

Officers trying to stop the U-Haul, and it eventually left the roadway drove onto private property causing $20,000 in damage.

 Police say the driver then intentionally struck a police cruiser causing $5000 in damage.   

At the point, the U-Haul wasn't able to operate, and the driver was arrested.

41 yr old Sean Gummerson of Chelmsford, Ontario, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer, mischief over $5000, possession of break in instruments, and fail to comply with release order, fail to comply with probation order.