Central Alberta police officer assaulted during traffic stop

Police officer was dragged on for 15 feet

A Red Deer man has been charged with assault after a police officer was dragged about five metres.

On Sunday, at about 11 p.m., Innisfail RCMP while on routine patrol in the town of Penhold noted a vehicle idling outside the Penholder Tavern.

Police conducted a traffic stop and noticed the licence plate on the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle.

When police approached, the lone male driver reportedly became agitated, yelling at police to shut their lights off and rolled his windows up and locked his doors.

Police continued to interact with the driver, however, he backed his vehicle into the front of the marked police vehicle that was parked behind him, causing damage.

Police attempted to arrest the man and an altercation took place that resulted in a police officer being dragged about five metres. The officer sustained minor injuries.

The vehicle fled the scene.

Red Deer RCMP located the vehicle in Red Deer and the man and arrested without further incident.

The 24-year-old accused, who will appear in Red Deer provincial court Tuesday, faces several charges.



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