Charges have been laid against a London man accused of running across Highway 401 and assaulting a police officer who tried to stop him.
Middlesex OPP were called about a man walking along the eastbound lanes of the busy highway near Highbury Avenue just before 5 a.m. on Thursday.
When police arrived, the man tried to cross the highway to get away, OPP said. After a brief struggle that saw an officer assaulted with a weapon the man was arrested.
No injuries were reported.
A 28-year-old London man has been charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, resisting a peace officer, being a pedestrian using a controlled-access highway, and failure to comply with release order. He is being held in custody bending a bail hearing.
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