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Published: Saturday, 12/27/2008

Teenager is accused of driving into police

Two Toledo police officers were injured in an altercation early yesterday with a teenager accused of deliberately driving a pickup truck into a cruiser and then leading police on a chase for several blocks along icy central-city streets.

Daniel Wilson, 17, of 1350 West Delaware Ave. who police said smelled of intoxicants, was arrested and charged with delinquency in connection with the following charges: felonious assault, two counts of attempted felonious assault on a police officer, failure to comply with a lawful order of a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, obstructing official business, and curfew violation.

He was later released into his mother's custody, police said.

Two officers suffered minor injuries while subduing the boy for arrest, police said.

One suffered soreness in his right wrist, and the other

had scrapes to his hands and knees.

Officers were responding to a report of a burglary in the 2200 block of Putnam Street about 1:30 a.m. when a pickup truck headed at a police car and struck it, but not before the officer at the wheel jumped out.

The pickup's driver then fled, with police in pursuit, to the intersection of Putnam and Machen Street, where the driver abandoned the vehicle.

While a passenger in the pickup fled on foot, police said the driver briefly hid under a nearby porch before running along Putnam, across West Delaware, and onto Edmond Street, where he fought police while resisting arrest, police said.

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