May 9, 2018 4:10 pm

Agitated driver speeds past flood barricade, pulls worker with vehicle: N.B. RCMP

New Brunswick Highway 105 south of Fredericton in Maugerville is closed to traffic except for local residents due to flooding from the St. John River in Fredericton, N.B., on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Officials were restricting driving on the roads to only trucks late in the afternoon due to the fast moving water over the roads. NBEMO is advising people living near the St. John River and its tributaries to remain on alert in the coming days as water levels are near or above flood stage in many regions.

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Police in Maugerville, N.B., are looking for a man who allegedly sped past a flood barricade Wednesday afternoon, pulling a worker who was supervising the blocked road in the process.

New Brunswick RCMP say the incident happened around noon along Route 105.

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Police say a beige or gold sedan with a Saskatchewan licence plate was stopped at the barricade. The drive appeared to become agitated and fled.

While fleeing, police say the man pulled an officer with justice and public safety — who was manning the barricade — for a short distance.

The worker sustained injuries not believed to be serious, but was taken to hospital.

The drive was the only person in the vehicle, according to police.

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Police say the vehicle was later seen driving erratically at the Princess Margaret Bridge in southern Fredericton.

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to contact New Brunswick RCMP.

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