Suspect who allegedly rammed RCMP officer with car charged

The man who allegedly rammed an RCMP officer with his car in Alberni faces 24 criminal charges.

The man allegedly involved in an incident in which an RCMP officer was rammed twice with a car has turned himself in.

Police say that Richard Parlby, 45, turned himself in at the Port Alberni police detachment shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday.

Parlby faces 24 criminal charges, including assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, resisting arrest, mischief to property and breaching court conditions.

The incident happened on Sept. 24 when RCMP members attempted to arrest Parlby in the Walmart parking lot. Police says he allegedly breached court conditions that included accessing the internet and attending a location where children under age 16 in.

Parlby evaded officers, jumped in a two-door blue Honda Civic and began to flee. He struck one of the officers with his car knocking him to the ground, then ran into him again as he stood sending him flying over the hood, police said.The officer was treated for minor injuries.

Parlby is scheduled to appear in Port Alberni Provincial Court on Oct. 1.

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