Police search for man who dragged police officer

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ALMA – Pictou County District RCMP is searching for a man who fled from police and dragged an officer early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:18 a.m., officers from Pictou County District RCMP were conducting a checkpoint on Hwy 4 near Hamilton Rd. in Alma. A driver stopped at the checkpoint and engaged in a brief conversation with an RCMP member then abruptly accelerated, catching the officer’s shoulder and arm and dragging him approximately 50 feet before the officer managed to free himself from the vehicle. The vehicle continued to speed off eastbound on the Hwy 4.

The officer suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and sole occupant is described as a male, younger than 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’ in height with a medium build and brown hair. The vehicle is described as a medium blue, late 90s or early 2000s Chevrolet or Pontiac two door with a loud exhaust.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the Pictou County District RCMP at 1-902-755-4141 or any RCMP Detachment. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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