North Canton police say a man was after he side-swiped an officer's cruiser early Saturday morning.
The North Canton officer walked away without any injuries after his police cruiser was struck on its passenger side by a 1998 Lincoln Navigator.
Police arrested Kevin C. Kreiter, 59, of Pompano Beach, FL, on charges of grand theft, reckless operation and fleeing the scene. Kreiter is expected to face additional charges following an investigation.
A police press release indicates Kreiter was driving without headlights, when he crested the hill in the 5900 block of Market Avenue and was traveling north bound in the south bound lane. The officer was forced to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.
Police say Kreiter drove away following the collision, as he continued to travel north bound, forcing several other vehicles off the road. Lake Township officers finally caught up with him near the intersection of Kent Avenue NE and Smith Kramer Street.
Authorities say Kreiter had been involved in another collision prior to the incident involving the North Canton officer's car.
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