Kitchener-Waterloo

Impaired driver ​at Tim Horton's hits officer, caught by police dog

A Waterloo Regional Police officer was struck by a car while trying to arrest an impaired driver at a Tim Horton's restaurant at about 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Police service dog General helped Waterloo Regional Police track down their suspect, who was later charged with impaired driving by drugs, possession of a controlled substance, assaulting a police officer and dangerous driving. (Guelph Police Service/Instagram)

A Waterloo Regional Police officer was hit by a fleeing suspect while trying to arrest an impaired driver at a Tim Horton's restaurant at about 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

When the driver tried to leave the scene, he hit the police officer with his vehicle. The vehicle was later found abandoned.

Shortly after 3:00 a.m., the Guelph police with police dog General came to Kitchener to help track the man. He was found after a 45-minute search.

The Kitchener man was arrested and charged with impaired driving by drugs, possession of a controlled substance, assaulting a police officer and dangerous driving. 

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