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Man arrested after OPP officer injured in hit and run

Peel police have arrested a man in connection with a hit and run in which an Ontario Provincial Police Officer was dragged across a Mississauga highway Monday morning.

Const. Patrick Chatelain released from hospital Monday afternoon and will make full recovery

Ontario Provincial Police Const. Patrick Chatelain has been released from hospital and is recovering at home after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 403 Monday morning. (Ontario Provincial Police)

Peel police have arrested a man in connection with a hit and run in which an Ontario Provincial Police Officer was dragged across a Mississauga highway Monday morning.

Police arrested one male shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday, Const. Mark Fischer told CBC Toronto. 

No charges had been laid as of late Monday evening, he said.

While the car and driver fled the scene, officers found the suspect vehicle, a grey Chrysler 300 with Quebec license plates, unoccupied Monday afternoon near Trailwood Drive and Hurontario Street in Mississauga.

The officer, identified as Const. Patrick Chatelain of the Port Credit OPP detachment, was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle on Highway 403.

According to Peel police, Chatelain was conducting a traffic stop around 9 a.m. at Hurontario Street and Highway 403 when the driver he pulled over sped away and dragged him behind the car.

The officer was transported to a trauma centre with serious injuries. Chatelain was released from hospital and is recovering at home, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt tweeted Monday evening.

In addition to his work as an officer with the OPP, Chatelain also works as a part-time paramedic with the Peel Regional Paramedic Service, Chief Peter Dundas tweeted.

Peel police told CBC Toronto earlier Monday they believe there were four occupants in the car: a male driver, a female passenger and two others in the back seat.