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Father of teen who allegedly drove into cop with truck only ‘a little bit shocked’ by charges


(TC Media) The father of a 19-year-old man charged with running over an RCMP officer says he was not completely surprised at the allegations.

Cody Andrew Prudhomme being escorted out of court in Windsor on Monday.

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A little bit shocked, but not a whole lot, to be honest,” Chris Prudhomme said about the charges his son Cody faces. “Shocked that he hit somebody with his truck, of course. That’s not his nature. But taking off, that doesn’t surprise me.”

Chris Prudhomme spoke to the media outside Windsor court Monday morning where his son was making a brief appearance.

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He says the teenager hasn’t been living at home for the last month and previously attended Lockview High School.

According to RCMP,  Cody Andrew Prudhomme is facing multiple charges, including assault with a weapon, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop for police, resisting arrest and dangerous driving.

Reading of the charges was waived during Cody Prudhomme’s Monday court appearance and he was remanded into custody.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Sept. 20, outside the Ultramar gas station on Wentworth Road in Windsor, an RCMP officer was investigating an alleged theft when he was allegedly struck by a black Dodge Dakota truck with a roll bar and large mud tires with black rims.

A provincial RCMP spokesman said the officer, a member of the Windsor RCMP detachment, is recovering from injuries to his legs.

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