Campbell River RCMP officer attacked during traffic stop: police

Campbell River RCMP officer attacked during traffic stop: police
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Police say a Campbell River RCMP officer is recovering after he was injured during a traffic stop.

A Campbell River RCMP officer is recovering from injuries after an Alberta man allegedly attacked the officer during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Police said the officer responded to a report of an intoxicated man in his vehicle at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 17. The officer stopped the vehicle to do an impaired driving investigation.

Campbell River RCMP said a 20-year-old man then assaulted the police officer, ” which resulted in a sustained battle to restrain the man.” The officer suffered potentially serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Two witnesses help the officer until other police officers arrived on scene and took the 20-year-old man into custody.

Jay Douglas, who police say is from Alberta, has been charged with assault of a police officer causing bodily harm and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court in Campbell River on Monday.

“At this point in time we believe our officer will make a full recovery, but this is a disturbing reminder of the dangers our officers face on a daily basis while conducting routine investigations,” Const. Maury Tyre, media relations officer with Campbell River RCMP said in a statement. “The Campbell River RCMP would like to wish our officer a speedy recovery and thank the public for their assistance in this incident.”


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