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UPDATE: Man Charged With Ramming a Police Car Head-On

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In this update, we can now tell you the name of the man accused of ramming his pick-up head-on into a Cheboygan County Patrol Car.

Prosecutors charged Andrew Woodburn today, after the assault arrest on Sunday in Grant Township.

Woodburn is charged with several crimes including driving drunk.

The deputy used his patrol car to block Woodburn on Black River Trail after getting a 9-1-1 report that he was suicidal.

That's when the sheriff says Woodburn smashed his pick-up truck into the patrol car, pushing it out into traffic.

Another car then hit the patrol car.

The deputy used a taser before taking the Woodburn to jail.

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A man is accused of threatening the lives of his parents and police and is now expected to face several charges.

It all started Sunday afternoon on Black River Trail in Cheboygan County's Grant Township.

The sheriff's department says the man became violent with his parents.

That's when they called 9-1-1.

While deputies were on their way to the house, they learned the man left in his pickup with a machete and other knives. 

Deputy Darren LaChapelle then parked his car in the middle of the road to stop the man, but instead, the man rammed the patrol car, pushing it out onto Black River Road into the path of another car.

The people in that car were not seriously hurt. 
 
The sheriff says the suspect demanded to be shot by LaChapelle.
 
LaChapelle instead used his taser, before arresting the man.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
 
9&10's Christina Vecchioni has more details.



 

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