Campbell River RCMP officer assaulted during traffic stop

Officer expected to make a full recovery; had been conducting impaired driving investigation alone

A Campbell River RCMP officer is recovering after being attacked during an impaired driving investigation over the weekend. According to police, they received a report of an intoxicated male in his vehicle around 3 a.m. Sunday. An officer responded to the call alone and conducted a traffic stop.

During the stop, it’s alledged that a 20-year-old man assaulted the police officer causing “potentially serious, but non-life-threatening injuries”. A “sustained battle” to restrain the man resulted and two members of the public helped the officer until more police officers arrived and were able to take the man into custody.

Jay Douglas, from Alberta, has been charged with assault of a police officer causing bodily harm and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court in Campbell River today.

“At this point in time we believe our officer will make a full recovery, but this is a disturbing reminder of the dangers our officers face on a daily basis while conducting routine investigations,” said Const. Maury Tyre. “The Campbell River RCMP would like to wish our officer a speedy recovery and thank the public for their assistance in this incident.”

RELATED:

Drivers fleeing from police a disturbing trend, Campbell River RCMP say

Campbell River RCMP look to identify four break-in suspects

Campbell River RCMP investigating after two stabbing incidents Tuesday night


@marissatiel
marissa.tiel@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Courtenay volleyball star added to Olds College roster

Gracie Walls of Courtenay has been recruited to play on the women’s… Continue reading

Tofino woman’s plan for medical school nearly derailed by health crisis

Tofino resident/North Island College alumna Nora Morrison is heading to the University… Continue reading

NIC online marine training accessed by mariners across the country

NIC was among the first post-secondary schools to receive approval for digital marine courses

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

Beloved Holberg pub and restaurant The Scarlet Ibis is back with previous owner

Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the possibility after a phone call with U.S. President

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Port Alberni will have a salmon derby on Labour Day after all

Alberni Valley Tyee Club reveals ‘socially distanced’ derby only for Labour Day 2020

Search for missing hiker suspended once again

Search for Laurence Philippsen was revived over the weekend after new information was received

‘Trauma equals addiction’: Why some seek solace in illicit drugs

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Suspicious fire quenched before reaching gunpowder in Nanaimo’s historic Bastion

Probe underway in basement blaze that erupted near where powder stored to fire signature cannons

Most Read