Assault charges after driver allegedly knocks into Toronto traffic agent with car

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TORONTO — A driver faces several criminal charges for allegedly knocking into a Toronto special constable with his car.

Police say the man was angry at being directed to go straight through a downtown intersection rather than make a turn.

They allege he disobeyed the direction and struck the traffic agent multiple times with his car.

The agent was not hurt.

The 19-year-old driver from Amaranth, Ont., faces charges of assault with a weapon, and assaulting a peace officer.

Police say any aggressive behaviour toward traffic agents won't be tolerated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021.

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