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Mountie suffers serious injuries during traffic stop

By Brad Perry Dec 13, 2023 | 1:49 PM

Mounties say one of their officers suffered serious injuries after being dragged during a traffic stop in northern New Brunswick.

Police said they received a report Monday morning that a vehicle stolen from Listiguj, Que., was heading toward Campbellton.

An RCMP officer found the vehicle a short time later on Tingley Crescent and began a traffic stop.

Mounties said the driver initially complied with the officer — until he was told that he was being placed under arrest.

“The man put the vehicle in drive and attempted to flee the scene,” RCMP said in a news release.

“The vehicle collided with the police officer, who was dragged alongside the car until it left the roadway and crashed into a residence.”

Mounties said the officer was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 35-year-old Charlo man driving the vehicle was arrested at the scene and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.