July 10, 2014 9:04 am

Police officer allegedly dragged by truck during routine traffic stop

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HALIFAX – A 22-year-old man is due in court Thursday after a Halifax Regional Police officer was allegedly dragged by a truck during a traffic stop.

Police say the officer was beside a pickup truck that was stopped for allegedly speeding on Portland Street near Eisener Boulevard in Dartmouth at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the officer determined the driver was not licensed and was uninsured.

They say the man started to drive away and the officer tried to stop him, but got caught and was dragged about nine metres.

The officer pursued the driver, who was arrested a short time later and will face several charges, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing police.

The officer suffered slight injuries and returned to patrol duties.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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