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Motorist doesn’t get far from police

A motorist that backed into a police cruiser in an attempt to evadeofficers after being stopped on Jarvis Street Thursday morning did notget very far before the vehicle mounted the curb and tipped on itsside.

A motorist that backed into a police cruiser in an attempt to evade officers after being stopped on Jarvis Street Thursday morning did not get very far before the vehicle mounted the curb and tipped on its side.

The SUV was going south on Jarvis near Gerrard Street East with three occupants when it was pulled over on suspicion of being stolen at about 6 a.m., Toronto police said.

Officers called for backup and as responding cruisers came to box the vehicle in, the female driver reversed, crashing into the first cruiser before accelerating forward toward the right curb, Smith said.

As the vehicle mounted the curb, it struck a planter, sending the SUV onto its right side and trapping one of the passengers for some time.

All three occupants were taken to St. Michael’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Preliminary investigations have determined that the province’s Special Investigations Unit will not be called. Charges are pending against the three occupants of the vehicle.

Both directions of Jarvis were shut down between Dundas and Gerrard for several hours.

 
 
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