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Suspect charged in Surrey police car ramming that injured two officers

RCMP members examine the scene after an SUV crashed into two parked police cruisers outside the Newton District 3 office Monday afternoon. Two RCMP officer were injured but have since been released from hospital. The driver of the SUV has been charged. - EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER
RCMP members examine the scene after an SUV crashed into two parked police cruisers outside the Newton District 3 office Monday afternoon. Two RCMP officer were injured but have since been released from hospital. The driver of the SUV has been charged.
— image credit: EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER

A man accused of driving his SUV into two police cars and injuring a pair of Surrey RCMP officers on Monday, has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

James Burton Weaver, 47, was due in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday afternoon.

At about 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the parking lot outside the RCMP detachment in Newton, near 72 Avenue and 137 Street, a green Ford Explorer struck one police cruiser, pushing it into a second police vehicle.

A female Mountie was inside the first car, while a male officer was on foot.

The one in the car suffered soft tissue injuries, a haematoma to her left shoulder and a torn rotator cuff. The officer on foot was pinned between the two police cruisers, but sustained only a minor injury to one leg.

Both were taken to hospital and have since been released.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured and taken into custody.

Surrey RCMP's Serious Crime Unit continues to investigate. Anyone with more information is asked to call 604-599-0502 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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