Another Newfoundland officer dragged by fleeing vehicle, officer not injured

By on January 6, 2015


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GOULDS, N.L. — Police say another Newfoundland officer has been dragged by a vehicle while trying to arrest the driver.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says officers spotted a stolen vehicle Sunday night in Goulds.

Police say while attempting to arrest the driver, an officer was dragged a short distance before the driver lost control of the vehicle and flipped.

The officer was not injured.

Police say the vehicle’s two occupants were arrested, with the driver facing charges including possession of stolen property, assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon.

Investigators say the vehicle’s passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant and breach of court orders.

On Friday, a female officer in St. John’s received non-life-threatening injuries after being dragged by a vehicle fleeing the scene of a break and enter.