03/17/2012 11:14 EDT | Updated 05/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Shawn Sullivan, Former Newfoundland Mayor, To Serve 13 Months After Assaulting Police Officer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A man who once served as mayor of a Newfoundland town will spend more than one year behind bars after assaulting a police officer with his car.

Shawn Sullivan, a former mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove in St. John's, was found guilty of several charges including assault with a weapon.

The 46-year-old unintentionally knocked down an officer who had pulled him over at a Tim Horton's parking lot on Portugal Cove Road in St. John's.

The officer was saved by her partner who dragged her from underneath the vehicle.

Sullivan was sentenced to 13 months in jail less three months already served, is prohibited from driving for six years and will serve three years probation.