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Summerside man facing charges after allegedly ramming police vehicle while impaired

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

A 25-year-old Summerside man is facing several charges after a police vehicle was rammed during an impaired driving investigation early Sunday morning.

Just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 9, police attempted to stop a vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed on Arcona Street.

The vehicle fled when a traffic stop was attempted and was last seen leaving Summerside travelling east toward Kensington.

Police had stopped pursuing the vehicle on MacEwen Road for safety reasons.

Then, at about 2:35 a.m., police observed the same vehicle travelling west on Water Street.

Police followed the vehicle from a distance and did not attempt another traffic stop.

The vehicle eventually turned into a parking lot on First Street at which time police were able to pull in behind the suspect vehicle and officers activated the emergency lights on the police vehicle.

As officers exited their vehicle, the suspect reversed his vehicle and rammed the police vehicle before trying to drive away down a small alley that leads away from the parking lot.

Officers were able to give the driver verbal commands which he eventually complied with and stopped the vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Catlin James Myers, was then removed from the vehicle and taken into custody.

Myers later provided breath samples that were allegedly in excess of the legal limit.

Late Sunday morning, Myers was brought before a Justice of the Peace where he was formally charged with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, assault with a weapon and damage to property.

He will be back in court on Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.

There were no injuries sustained by the officers involved in this incident, but one police vehicle was damaged.

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