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Man arrested for brandishing weapon, dangerous driving

The man and four other people were taken to a local hospital for treatment
WRPS cruiser
File photo. Waterloo Regional Police Service.

A Cambridge male is facing several charges, including break and enter dwelling – commit indictable offence, after a collision in Cambridge on Saturday.

On Feb. 26, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of Jamieson Parkway and Lardner Street for reports of a collision.

Through investigation, it was determined that a white Volkswagen traveling south on Lardner Street rear-ended a grey Dodge traveling in the same direction, causing the Dodge to strike a parked vehicle.

The driver of the Volkswagen then fled the scene of the collision to a plaza where he entered a restaurant, causing property damage, and then exited the premises. 

The male driver returned to the scene, re-entered the Volkswagen and attempted to leave the scene again until being blocked by a tow truck in the area. The driver rammed the tow truck and was subsequently blocked by a second tow truck.

The male then fled on foot, entered a nearby home and assaulted a resident.

Officers arrived on the scene and arrested the male driver.

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old Cambridge male is facing the following charges: 

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Break and enter - commit indictable offence (assault)
  • Careless driving
  • Fail to properly wear seat belt
  • Speeding
  • Race motor vehicle

The male driver of the Volkswagen was transported by Region of Waterloo Paramedics to a local hospital for treatment and was held for a bail hearing. 

Two victims, the driver of the grey Dodge and the individual assaulted at the residence, were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not already spoken with police, is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Occ: 22-043978 (957)