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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Driver Charged After Hitting Two Pedestrians

A 26-year-old London man is facing numerous charges after striking two pedestrians near Fanshawe College on Sunday, April 5th, 2009.

The two pedestrians, a 79-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were hit by a southbound vehicle while out walking and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene, but was found by police shortly after.

He is charged with two counts of impaired driving, two counts of failing to remain at the scene and failing to provide a breath sample.

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Essential Information About Commercial Host Liability

There are countless articles and stories about drinking and driving charges, but there are some pieces of information that you might not know.

Did you know that commercial hosts serving alcoholic beverages can be held liable, in addition to the automobile’s owner, for financial losses and obligations in the event of impaired driving leading to a car accident?  If a person serves alcohol to their guests, they are legally obligated to provide responsible drinking.

Did you know that no insurance company in Ontario will pay for collision loss if the driver of the motor vehicle has been charged with impaired driving?  This happens to be a standard exclusion for most insurance companies.  Also, the “Public Legal Liability” of the insurance policy is reduced to a minimum limit of $200,000.

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