Cop assaulted

A Williams Lake RCMP constable suffered a broken jaw when she was allegedly assaulted by the driver of a car during a traffic stop Thursday, Sept. 22.

  • Sep. 27, 2011 6:00 p.m.

A Williams Lake RCMP constable suffered a broken jaw when she was allegedly assaulted by the driver of a car during a traffic stop Thursday, Sept. 22.

The uniformed officer observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner and noticed the vehicle was not insured.

During the interaction, the male driver became hostile.

The officer called for assistance.

A second officer assisted; however, the driver allegedly attempted to initiate a physical confrontation with the officers. In an effort to control the man while placing him under arrest for obstruction, the man kicked the corporal and punched the constable in the face. The driver was eventually controlled and arrested for assault causing bodily harm.

The man was returned to the detachment and detained to appear in court to determine his release from custody.

The Williams Lake RCMP is continuing its investigation into this matter.