A 40-year-old Surrey man is in custody after allegedly ramming two cop cars with a stolen car in Richmond Tuesday morning, seriously injuring an officer and later injuring a woman before heading into New Westminster.
At about 10: 30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Vancouver police department relayed a complaint of a stolen vehicle in the Richmond detachment's area. Richmond plainclothes officers in unmarked police cars were guided to the suspected stolen vehicle by Onstar.
Richmond officers located the suspect outside of the stolen truck in the area of Smith and Douglas streets.
"Our officers attempted to arrest the adult male suspect, however he ignored police commands," said Staff Sgt. Dave Conrod. "The suspect got back into the stolen vehicle and allegedly rammed two police vehicles, injuring one Richmond plainclothes officer before speeding away."
The driver is then alleged to have struck a civilian car at River Drive and No. 5 Road, causing minor injuries to an adult female driver. Her four-year-old son, who was also in the car, was not injured.
A RCMP helicopter followed the truck into New Westminster. The truck then entered a car dealership where the suspect appeared to attempt to steal a vehicle and was busted by police.
The man is in custody pending a court appearance.