Teen Charged with Assault After Police Chase

Ottawa- A 19-year old has been charged after a reported assault ended with a police chase and car crash in Blackburn Hamlet on Thursday, May 28th, 2009.

Police responded to a report about an assault at around 10:25 p.m. A 55-year-old man had been taken to hospital with serious injuries. He has since been released.

After arriving at the home, police were informed that the suspect had left in a white Pontiac.

Police pursued the vehicle and the driver eventually lost control. The car jumped the curb and crashed into another vehicle and a garage.

The 19-year-old driver was taken to hospital and released the next day.

The driver and the assault victim knew each other, however police have not revealed the nature of their relationship.

The driver had been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of taking a motor vehicle without consent. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 15th.

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