Alberta driver accused of dragging cop after alleged gas and dash

NEEPAWA, Man. -- An Alberta man is facing several charges after an RCMP officer was dragged by a vehicle allegedly involved in a gas and dash in western Manitoba.

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Mounties say they got a report Friday morning about a possible impaired driver who left a gas station in Gladstone without paying for fuel.

The complainant reported that the white SUV and was heading west on Highway 16.

As police tried to stop the vehicle, it and the police cruiser collided, and the officer tried to arrest the driver, but the vehicle drove away, dragging the officer.

The officer shot his firearm to stop the suspect, but the vehicle got away.

A 27-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alta., is in custody and charges are pending.


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