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A P.E.I. man will be sentenced Jan. 5 after pleading guilty to several charges connected to ramming an RCMP cruiser three times with his truck.
Clifford Ray Wilson pleaded guilty in provincial court in December to assaulting a peace officer, assault with a weapon, failing to provide a breath sample and dangerous driving.
Police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in Cornwall on September 9 shortly before 6 p.m. Wilson was reported to have been revving his truck outside a home for 15 minutes.
Wilson was gone when police arrived at the home.
He was soon located and pursued by an RCMP constable. The constable was able to partially block Wilson in a driveway.
However, Wilson proceeded to back his truck into the cruiser twice before the constable was able to exit the vehicle. Wilson struck the cruiser a third time and then fled the scene in his truck.
The officer was shaken but not injured, court heard.
Wilson was later arrested when he was located lying on the side of the road with an empty bottle of rum.
Witnesses reported seeing Wilson drinking while driving and squealing the tires of his truck.
Wilson, who has an extensive criminal record, will remain in custody.