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Man charged after alleged carjacking, chase

A 20-year-old faces a long list of charges after pulling a knife on his parents and then leading police on a number of chases in southern Ontario.

A 20-year-old faces a long list of charges after pulling a knife on his parents and then leading police on a number of chases in southern Ontario.

Halton police said it started Tuesday night in Georgetown, Ont., when there was an altercation between the man and his parents.

The father suffered superficial lacerations after the son pulled out a small pocket knife.

When the vehicle stopped, the son jumped into the driver's seat and fled, hitting several vehicles.

The vehicle soon crashed and the man then allegedly stole a car from a woman and sped off.

Police caught up with him in nearby Acton but called off the chase for reasons of public safety.

Wellington County OPP then pursued the vehicle in Palmerston but that chase too was stopped.

The OPP finally arrested the suspect in Wingham, 150 kilometres west of Georgetown.

So far the man is facing theft, assault, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, flight from police and failing to remain charges.