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Teen charged for alleged assault on police officer

ALMA - An 18-year-old Pictou County man is facing multiple charges, including assault on a police officer.

RCMP have arrested an 18-year-old man they allege fled from police and dragged an officer 50 feet.

Pictou County District RCMP arrested the man without incident on Friday night, alleging he fled from police and dragged an officer on Feb. 25, 2017.

In a previous press release, RCMP asked for information from the public after an officer suffered minor injuries when a driver caught the officer’s shoulder and arm in Alma.

RCMP said a driver stopped at a checkpoint on Highway 4 near Hamilton Road and engaged in a brief conversation with an RCMP member then abruptly drove off, dragging the officer approximately 50 feet before he managed to free himself from the vehicle.

The man is also charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with being pursued by police and driving a motor vehicle while license suspended.

The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on May 1.



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