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Off-duty officer being praised for taking down hit and run driver

An officer witnessed a person hit an ambulance and attempt to flee the scene on foot, eventually leading to an arrest.
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Ottawa Police Service vehicle, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

An off-duty Ottawa police officer is being credited for tracking down a hit and run driver over the weekend.

According to inspector Francois D'Aoust, the officer witnessed a car hit an ambulance in the Walkley Road and Don Reid Drive area, Sunday.

The man allegedly started to flee on foot when the off-duty officer began to give chase.

Eventually the officer was able to catch and arrest a 56-year-old man.

He's since been charged with failing to remain at the scene of a crash. 

There were no injuries reported in the crash.

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