Nfld. & Labrador

Suspect accused of trying to hit cop with stolen car

Police in St. John's took a man into custody early Wednesday after he allegedly tried to hit an officer with a stolen vehicle.

Police in St. John's took a man into custody early Wednesday after he allegedly tried to hit an officer with a vehicle he's also accused of stealing.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle around 3:20 a.m. near the Geo Centre on Signal Hill Road.

Police say the man behind the wheel tried to run into an officer, but lost control of the car and rolled it.

The car was extensively damaged.

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of theft and assault with a weapon.

He is expected to appear in provincial court on Wednesday.