35-year-old Jakub Matthew Kornacki is facing a multitude of charges after a single-vehicle collision that occurred in Calgary over the weekend. Investigators have also confirmed the vehicle was stolen.
According to Calgary police, at approximately 12:30 P.M. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, police were called for a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 100 block of Bermuda Drive N.W.
"While rendering assistance at the collision, a Calgary firefighter was dragged by the vehicle as the driver and vehicle fled the scene. The firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody with the assistance of HAWCS and officers from the RCMP, near Highway 24 and Township Road 221," a press release stated.
Before police apprehended Kornacki, he allegedly rammed the vehicle of a Peace Officer who attempted to conduct a traffic stop outside of Calgary.
"The Peace Officer received minor injuries as a result. While fleeing, the suspect also caused damage to an Esso Gas Station located in Strathmore, Alta., and a railway crossing barrier, as well as attempted to ram several other police vehicles."
The 35-year-old has been charged with three counts each of assaulting a police officer with a weapon and assault with a weapon, two counts of mischief to property under $5,000, and one count each of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving, flight from a peace officer, cruelty to animals, possession of identity documents, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property over $5,000. He was also charged with 10 counts of breaching a release order.
Kornacki will appear in court on Monday, July 18, 2022.
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