Officer injured by fleeing motorist in View Royal

Driver attempts to bypass road check, later rams police car trying to escape

A 20-year-old Colwood man attempted to flee a road check on Six Mile Road near Atkins Road in View Royal on Saturday night, ramming a police car and injuring an RCMP officer in the process.

At the road check, the man turned his vehicle around and drove into a nearby condo complex in the 300 block of Six Mile Rd., followed by a West Shore RCMP officer in a car.

Realizing the complex had no other exit, the man rammed the police car with the officer inside, drove over a lawn and struck a tree. His  vehicle no longer driveable, the man fled on foot, entering a nearby waterway. He eventually exited the frigid waters on his own and was taken into custody without incident.

Both the suspect and officer were transported to Victoria General Hospital by ambulance. The officer was released with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was seen by a doctor in hospital, and is currently in custody at the West Shore RCMP detachment.

Damage to the police car is estimated at more than $10,000, and the suspect’s vehicle is heavily damaged. RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the event to contact the detachment at 250-474-2264.

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com

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