ALBERTA
08/21/2014 11:07 EDT | Updated 10/21/2014 05:59 EDT

10 charges laid after gas station showdown between man and Alberta RCMP

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - Several charges that include two counts of assaulting a police officer with a weapon have been laid against an Alberta man accused of ramming an RCMP vehicle during an arrest.

Two Mounties in Grande Prairie suffered minor injuries Tuesday night while trying to subdue a person who had been seen driving erratically and who had allegedly made threats to shoot an officer.

An attempt was made to arrest the driver at a gas station, but police allege he drove into one of their vehicles and tried to assault one of the officers before a Taser electronic stun gun was used to get him under control.

Two officers were treated for minor injuries and the suspect was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Mikkial Vaughn Cardinal, who is 28, is facing a total of 10 charges.

The Smith, Alta., resident has been remanded in custody following a bail hearing and will appear in court again Sept. 3.