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Niagara police officer dragged by vehicle, suspect arrested

A Niagara Regional Police officer suffered minor injuries after being dragged by a vehicle in Niagara Falls.
A Niagara Regional Police officer suffered minor injuries after being dragged by a vehicle in Niagara Falls. Don Mitchell / Global News

A Niagara Regional Police officer is recovering after being dragged by a vehicle he pulled over.

The unnamed officer stopped a car around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Drummond Road and Dunn Street after receiving reports of a vehicle driving erratically.

Police say the vehicle drove off and the officer was dragged a short distance.

The officer fired a shot at the vehicle but the driver wasn’t hurt.

Police say the officer was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

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Police say around 1:30 a.m. Friday a man was arrested in Niagara Falls.

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Gurjot Kooner, 29, of Mississauga has been charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and assault police.

Officers are still searching for the suspect vehicle involved, described as a white, two-door, 2008 Honda Accord.