The Ontario Provincial Police say an officer attempted to stop a grey Saturn vehicle on the QEW in Oakville at 8:47 a.m. on Saturday.
But police say the vehicle did not stop.
A subsequent pursuit was called off, but officers from the OPP's Port Credit detachment spotted the Saturn a few minutes later and again attempted to stop it.
Again, police say the vehicle did not stop.
Police say the vehicle struck a civilian vehicle, which in turn struck a cruiser — an officer inside that vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The Saturn driver lost control of the vehicle near Dixie Road. He got out of the car and fled.
Police caught up with the suspect at 9:40 a.m., nearly an hour after an officer had first attempted to stop the Saturn.
A 22-year-old man faces criminal charges that include criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, flight while being pursued by police, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000. He also faces several charges under the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused was due to appear in court for a bail hearing on Sunday.
None of the charges have been proven in court.