Driver, 47, charged for trying to run down parking officer

TORONTO, Ont. – A 47-year-old Toronto man has been arrested for an incident in which he allegedly attempted to hit a parking enforcement officer with his car. According to a news release from the Toronto Police Service (TPS), a man became verbally aggressive with the parking officer at about 8:25 a.m. on Sept. 8. The officer was in the process of issuing parking tickets to vehicles in the Avenue Road and Cottingham Street area at the time and had asked the suspect to move his vehicle, but the man refused to do so, police said. The suspect then accelerated his vehicle through a school zone at high speed and swerved towards the officer. Later that day, the TPS arrested Mark Hayman, who is facing charges of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, driving while under suspension and operating a motor vehicle dangerously. Hayman is expected to make a court appearance on the afternoon of Oct. 17, police said.

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