Toronto police have arrested a male driver after a woman's vehicle was rammed and two officers were injured on the Don Valley Parkway on Monday afternoon.
Const. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police were called to the DVP shortly after 3 p.m. Police allege the male driver was impaired at the time of the incident.
A female driver called police when she was on the DVP near York Mills Road and said a male driver had rammed her vehicle and followed her onto the highway.
Hopkinson said the initial incident may have happened in a parking lot but police are still trying to determine where it began.
Police caught up with the two drivers on the DVP south of Dundas Street East.
The male driver then allegedly rammed police cruisers that had arrived on the scene. The cruisers were damaged.
According to Hopkinson, the man got out of his vehicle with a machete at one point.
The man was arrested and two officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Hopkinson could not say whether the officers were injured when the cruisers were rammed or during the arrest.
John Richards, an eyewitness, told CBC Toronto that he walked over to the DVP and saw a police officer had driven his cruiser into a black vehicle to stop it and pushed it up against a concrete highway barrier. He didn't see the suspect.
"I saw the police officer was lying down on the pavement of the DVP for some time, being attended to by ambulance technicians. Then he was picked up and put on a gurney and taken away. He was obviously injured," Richards said.
"Who and why they were chasing? I don't know but there were certainly a lot of police cars."
The southbound DVP was down to one lane near Dundas Street East as officers investigated, but it has since fully reopened.