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Man charged after allegedly trying to steal police cruiser in Oshawa

Photo of Durham Police cruiser (Twitter/@DRPS)

A 29-year-old man from Oshawa is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident, then trying to steal a police cruiser.

Durham Regional Police say the incident took place on Monday afternoon when the vehicle the man was driving was allegedly involved in a two-vehicle crash.

Police allege the man fled the crash site on foot, unsuccessfully tried to steal a civilian vehicle, and was ultimately arrested while trying to make off with the cruiser.

They say both the other driver involved in the crash and a police officer sustained minor injuries from the incident.

The man now faces a total of 10 charges including failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm and impaired operation of a vehicle.