Calgary

Man charged in police hit and run

Police in Calgary have charged a man with several offences in connection with an incident last year in which officers shot a motorist who tried to run them over.

Police in Calgary have charged a man with several offences in connection with an incident last year in which officers shot a motorist who tried to run them over.

Two police officers tried to pull over an erratically-driven vehicle at about 3 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 8, 2010, in the southeast neighbourhood of McKenzie Lake, officials said.

When the car stopped on a dead-end street, an officer approached on foot. The suspect then drove towards the officer, hitting him with the car, police said.

Both officers fired their guns at the motorist as the car sped towards them, police said.

The suspect fled, but he was later caught and treated for bullet wounds.

Investigators with the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) recently ruled that the officers' actions were justified.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22 year-old man, has now been charged with numerous offences, including impaired driving causing bodily harm and hit and run causing bodily harm.

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