Dawn-Euphemia man facing 10 charges after Chatham police chase

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A Dawn-Euphemia man is facing charges after a police chase through Chatham.

Just before 8 am Sunday, a Chatham-Kent Police officer saw a yellow cub van speeding through a red light at the corner of King and Fifth Streets in Chatham. He signaled for the van to pull over, but it didn’t.

Police followed him briefly but called off the chase for public safety.

Then, police received a call from the public saying the van was speeding in a residential area. Police found the van and tried to stop it as the man drove down an alleyway and through a parking lot.

The van smashed into the side of a cruiser and he jumped out and fled on foot.

Police caught up with the man and managed to arrest him as he continued to try to fight the officers off.

Police say the van was stolen in LaSalle and the man in custody was prohibited from driving.

A 29 year-old Dawn-Euphemia man has been charged with flight from police, three counts of dangerous driving, resisting arrest, theft of a vehicle, possession of stolen goods over $5,000 and three counts of driving while disqualified.

He’s being held in custody until his bail hearing.