CAMBRIDGE — A Cambridge man faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly rammed his truck into a Cambridge police cruiser, hit about 20 other vehicles along Locust Street and hit the exterior of Chesapeake Woods Nursing home on Glenburn Avenue on Monday, July 13.
Craig Martin Souris, 49, was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and reckless endangerment.
According to Cambridge police, officers responded to Locust Street at about 8:35 p.m. for a reported car accident and the driver of a truck fled the scene. Police said while officers responded, a caller told police a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck, similar to the truck that fled Locust Street, was in the 500-block of Glenburn Avenue.
Police said Cambridge police located the truck leaving a parking lot. An officer stopped his patrol vehicle with the emergency equipment on, but the driver of the truck accelerated and collided head-on with the Cambridge police cruiser, police said. According to police, the driver of the truck then continued to accelerate, pushing the cruiser with the officer still inside.
Police said other officers arrived on scene, and the driver of the truck refused to listen to officers’ commands and had to be removed from the truck. The driver was identified as Souris.
Police said both Souris and the officer were taken to nearby hospitals and later treated and released with minor injuries. Police did not release the name of the officer injured.
Police said Souris struck at least 20 vehicles before turning into the parking lot of Chesapeake Woods Nursing home on Glenburn Avenue. Police said Souris drove his truck to the rear of the property before striking two sheds on the property along with the nursing home, which caused some structural damage to the building.
Souris is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center on $300,000 bond.