Man arrested after officer hurt during traffic stop
Halifax RCMP officer in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
The RCMP said they've arrested a man they believe is responsible for injuring a police officer during a routine traffic stop that led to a chase Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at Maple Grove Avenue in Timberlea around 12:30 p.m. when the officer tried to pull someone over.
"During the traffic stop the vehicle attempted to flee and the member became injured," said RCMP Const. Tammy Lobb.
Lobb said they tracked down the suspect's vehicle with the help of the Halifax Regional Police.
The car ended up a ditch and the driver took off on foot.
"He was followed out to the Prospect area where we had Halifax Regional Police and their canine dog service was available and was assisting. And they were able to locate the suspect," she said.
A 34-year-old Halifax man is now in custody. He's expected to appear in court Wednesday.
He faces charges of assaulting a police officer, fleeing from police and assault with a weapon.
The injured officer remains in hospital. Lobb said his injuries are not life-threatening.