At approximately 4:30 am on Saturday morning, Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a male taking a vehicle from the owner without consent and was last seen on Pownal Street.
Police located the vehicle near the mall on University Avenue and attempted to pull it over but it accelerated away and fled. No pursuit was initiated. Officers located the vehicle a short time later on Hope Drive at which point the suspect vehicle collided head on with a Police vehicle. A second Police vehicle was able to box the suspect vehicle to prevent it from leaving. The driver did not comply with Officer demands to stop and continued to attempt to flee. Officers had to break the window and pull the driver out.
The driver displayed signs of impairment and was brought back to the Charlottetown Police Department and failed the breath tests.
A 37 year old Montague male was subsequently charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent, flight from Police, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon and impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
The accused was released later in the day on conditions and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date. No injuries were sustained during this incident.