A Kamloops Mountie was injured over the weekend when they were hit by a vehicle that was attempting to flee a traffic stop in the Versatile area. The incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. on August 27.
The officer had pulled over a Chrysler 300 near the intersection of Copperhead Drive and Versatile Drive. The reason for the traffic stop was that the driver was found to be driving without insurance. During the investigation, the driver was arrested for obstruction. However, she allegedly drove away, causing injuries to the police officer in the process.
The RCMP, in a news release, stated that the officer’s injuries were a direct result of the incident. No further details about the extent of the injuries were provided.
Authorities are seeking information from the public who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist the investigation. Those with relevant information are urged to contact the police at 250-828-3000.
Further information about the incident, including the identity of the driver and any potential charges, has not been disclosed at this time. It is also unknown whether the fleeing vehicle was apprehended or if there are any ongoing investigations relating to the incident.