Waterloo Region, Ontario – Police have charged a male after an Auxiliary officer was struck by a vehicle in Kitchener early Sunday morning.
On April 23, 2023, at approximately 3:20 a.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of Highland Road West and Westmount Road West.
During the investigation, police located an involved male in a vehicle in a parking lot. As officers spoke with the male, he rapidly reversed his vehicle with the driver’s side door open. An Auxiliary officer was struck by the open door and sustained minor physical injuries. The male then fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed.
Officers subsequently located the male in the vehicle parked in the area of Salzburg Drive and Columbia Street East in Waterloo and placed him under arrest.
As a result of the investigation, the male, a 38-year-old from Waterloo, was charged with:
- Refusal to comply with demand
- Assault peace officer with a weapon
- Dangerous driving
- Failure to stop after accident
- Having care or control of a motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on May 17, 2023.
Occ: 23-110467 (957)