Natuashish RCMP officer injured in high-speed incident

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An RCMP officer was injured this morning in Natuashish after a police pursuit of a reported stolen truck.

According to the RCMP, officers were pursuing a vehicle on the airport and dock service roads on the perimeter of the community when a male driver, who they noted was sniffing gas, was travelling speeding reaching more than 100 kms an hour.

After about 15 minutes, the vehicle came to a stop while attempting to negotiate a turn. The RCMP members rushed the vehicle and both windows in the vehicle were broken to gain access.

Subsequently, police said, the 21 year-old operator was removed from the vehicle, despite resisting arrest.

 The arresting officer had particles of glass enter his eye and was taken to a local clinic for treatment.

The RCMP said no permanent injury is anticipated.

The suspect is being held pending a bail hearing. The RCMP said he was recently released by a judge for various criminal offences, including assaulting a police officer.



Organizations: RCMP

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  • dan
    September 19, 2012 - 11:28

    Every police officer deserves a medal just to agree to work in Nauash Inlet.