A slew of charges, including attempted murder, have been laid against a Chatham Township man after an incident in Pain Court.

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Section were on Pain Court Line as part of a back-to-school safety campaign Wednesday afternoon when a grey Mazda allegedly attempted to hit one of the officers, then sped off.

The officer in question was able to move out of the way.

The suspect vehicle was eventually stopped on Irwin Street in Chatham and the driver arrested.

The 28-year-old is facing a total of 15 charges:

  • Attempted murder of a police officer
  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Flight from a police officer
  • Fail to remain at a collision
  • Mischief
  • Prohibited operation of a motor vehicle
  • Two counts of Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
  • Failing to comply with a release order
  • Five Highway Traffic Act Offences, including stunt driving and driving while suspended.

He was taken to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.