Officer ‘dragged’ during incident involving stolen pickup in Burlington

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) arrested and charged a suspect believed to be evading a police officer in a Burlington, Ont., incident on Feb. 28, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News

A man is facing charges for his participation in an incident that saw a police officer dragged by a truck in Burlington, Ont.

Halton Regional Police (HRPS) say the occurrence happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday connected with a stolen pickup investigation at a parking lot on Francis Road, south of Plains Road East and the QEW.

“The suspect resisted and set the truck in motion dragging the police officer a short distance. The officer suffered minor injuries,” an HRPS spokesperson said in a release.

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“The suspect’s truck also struck a cruiser and an uninvolved parked car during its escape.”

Officers opted not to pursue the pickup after it fled the parking lot.

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The suspect was later identified and arrested at another location.

A 35-year-old man from Milton is facing four charges, including dangerous operation of a vehicle, assaulting a police officer and failure to stop.

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