July 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Updated: July 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Off-duty Saskatoon police officer assaulted by alleged impaired driver

A man accused of impaired driving is also facing a charge of assaulting an off-duty Saskatoon police officer.

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An off-duty Saskatoon police officer was assaulted by an alleged impaired driver over the weekend.

It began when police received word that a truck was being driven erratically in the area of Lamarsh Road on Friday evening.

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The off-duty officer then called to say the driver was also ignoring traffic signals.

The driver eventually stopped in an alley in the 600-block of Lamarsh Road.

The off-duty officer then confronted the driver.

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Police said the off-duty officer was then assaulted by the driver but was able to restrain the driver until patrol officers arrived.

The 24-year-old driver is facing charges of impaired driving, refusing to give a blood sample and assault.

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