July 31, 2014 8:06 pm

Southern Alberta officer nearly run down during radar training

Lethbridge Regional Police.

File, Global News

LETHBRIDGE – A 25-year-old man is facing numerous charges after a police officer was nearly run over.

It happened Tuesday afternoon when the officer was conducting radar training with two recruits and a member of the Taber Police Service.

According to the LRPS, a white Jeep Wrangler was caught speeding, but when the driver was directed to pull over he instead accelerated, forcing the officer out of the way.

The Jeep fled the area, but was later located. Lethbridge resident Kyle Wade Kohlman was arrested.

Members of the Priority Crimes Unit determined both the Jeep and its licence plate had been stolen.

During a subsequent search, officers found a small amount of oxycodone and marijuana, as well as a stolen credit card and camera equipment.

Kohlman is facing a long list of charges including assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, dangerous driving and possession of a controlled substance.

He is scheduled to appear in court on August 5.

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