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Squamish RCMP officer injured during traffic stop

Member went to hospital after traffic stop during GranFondo Whistler, but has since been released.
Squamish RCMP vehicle

A Squamish police officer was injured during a traffic stop during the GranFondo Whistler event on Sept. 10.

According to a news release, the RCMP officer saw a car driving “erratically” and entered the designated bike lane on Highway 99 near Clarke Drive. After the officer conducted a traffic stop, the driver tried to leave the scene, which injured the member.

“As a result, the member sustained injuries that required medical attention, and has since been released from hospital,” wrote Cpl. Angela Kermer, media relations officer with Squamish RCMP, in the release.

The driver then continued to disobey police direction and thus was pepper sprayed by the police, according to RCMP.  He was cleared by BC Ambulance Services before being taken into police custody, the release stated.

"We’re providing supports to our injured member as an investigation continues to determine the cause of what happened,” said Inspector Robert Dykstra, officer in charge of Sea to Sky RCMP, in the release. “We’re thankful our member was not seriously injured."

The police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca.









 

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