Two men have been arrested after attempting to flee police and subsequently ramming two police cars north of Airdrie.

Olds RCMP said that police were notified of a suspicious vehicle in an industrial park in the area at approximately 3:00 a.m. yesterday.

"Upon officers approaching the vehicle, it rammed two police vehicles as it attempted to leave the area, rendering both inoperable. The vehicle came to a stop and both occupants were arrested. Checks on the vehicle revealed that it was stolen," police stated.

33-year-old Eric Michael Unger has been charged with several counts, including Possession of stolen property over $5000, Possession of Break-in tools, Flight from police, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Dangerous Driving, Failing to comply with release order, as well as two counts of Assault with a weapon of a police officer, and Failure to comply with a probation order.

“This is the [fourth] Olds police car struck by another vehicle in the last four weeks,” said Staff Sergeant Warren Wrights. "This demonstrates the dangers our officers face while executing their duties.”

Another man, a 29-year-old resident of Red Deer, was arrested and has charges pending.

Unger was taken before a justice of the peace and remanded into custody with his next court date set for next week at the Alberta Court of Justice in Didsbury.

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