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Thursday December 3rd, 2015

Posted at 5:09pm

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A Leamington man is facing several charges after being found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

OPP say that around 8:15pm Wednesday,a 2008 Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen in Leamington. A short time later, officers on patrol observed the stolen Jeep and while attempting to stop it, the stolen vehicle struck the marked police cruiser.  Prior to fleeing, the Jeep struck another pick up truck.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle again after it turned the wrong way down a one way street and were struck again by the Jeep.

The stolen vehicle stopped and the driver fled. He was arrested after a short pursuit on foot.

Johnny Elias, 53 of Leamington was arrested and is charged with fail to stop for police, dangerous driving, resist arrest, and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

The police cruiser, the truck and the stolen vehicle received significant damage. No one was injured.

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