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RCMP officer hit by truck, 19-year-old arrested

09/20/2014 07:42 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:03 EDT
A 19-year-old man is in Nova Scotia RCMP custody after he allegedly hit an officer with his pickup truck during a traffic stop, then fled the scene.

Shortly after 6 p.m. AT, RCMP in Windsor pulled over a black Dodge Dakota pickup with a roll bar and large off-road tires on Highway 232, commonly called Wentworth Road. While details are unclear, RCMP said at some point the driver reversed his truck and hit an officer.

The officer sustained minor lower-leg injuries. 

The driver — who is described by police as a white male with a brush cut — fled the scene, sparking a search that ended just over an hour later when officers spotted the truck.

A brief chase ensued when the driver failed to stop at the request of pursuing officers. He eventually crashed on Highway 354 near Upper Rawdon, RCMP said.

The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated by emergency health services.

"It’s safe to say that with the seriousness of this incident, after an investigation takes place, he could be facing some very serious charges," said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae.

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