Officer struck by car

A routine vehicle check by a Vernon bylaws officer turned anything but routine Friday night.

A routine vehicle check by a Vernon bylaws officer turned anything but routine Friday night.

The officer was doing a vehicle check of a 1994 Mazda 323 at around 11:20 p.m. on Turtle Mountain Boulevard when the officer advised police that he had been struck by the other car.

“The young male driver of the Mazda put the car in reverse and struck the bylaws officer, who, due to the icy roadway, slid backwards about 20-to-30 feet on his heels,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The suspect vehicle then took off.”

Police officers located the vehicle on Old Kamloops Road and report as soon as they activated their emergency equipment, the Mazda took off.

An unmarked police vehicle followed the car northbound on Highway 97 waiting for other officers to get into position.

The car was then boxed in near Salmon River Road.

The driver, a 16-year-old male from the Enderby area, was arrested and taken into custody on charges of dangerous driving, flight from a peace officer and assault with a weapon.

The teen was released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.



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