LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — RCMP say an officer narrowly escaped being run down by a car which rammed his police cruiser in Lethbridge, Alta.
Mounties say while on highway patron Monday morning, the officer observed a driver commit a traffic offence and tried to stop the vehicle.
A pursuit ensued with the officer following the car into the yard of a construction company, and blocking the entranceway.
The suspect vehicle then rammed the passenger side of the cruiser in order to move it and make a getaway, at which point the officer leaped out of the cruiser and opened fire.
Other officers were able to track down the suspect vehicle and stop it by deploying a spike belt on a rural road, taking the three occupants into custody.
No one was injured during the incident.