Two officers injured by prohibited driver

Prince George

2020-12-09 08:07 PST

File # 2020-44700

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020, the Prince George RCMP initiated a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Lansdowne Road. Police believed a prohibited driver was using the vehicle.

When one officer approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, the vehicle sped up and the officer was struck in the arm with the side mirror. A second RCMP officer maneuvered his police vehicle in an attempt to block the suspect from leaving the area and the police vehicle was struck by the fleeing vehicle. Neither member sustained serious injury.

Additional units came to the area to search for the suspect vehicle, which was located abandoned a short time later.

The 37-year-old driver, Justin Pawluck, is known to police. As a result of this incident, the British Columbia Prosecution Service has charged Pawluck with the following offences:

No further details are available at this time.

Cst. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
Office: 250-561-3321 Cell: 250-613-3532
pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca  Check out our website at www.princegeorge.rcmp.ca
 

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Cst. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-613-3532

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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