The Lac Seul Police Service have laid multiple impaired driving and assault offences against a 22-year-old Sioux Lookout resident.

On January 6, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Lac Seul Police Service received a report of an intoxicated individual driving in the community. Officers located the vehicle near Kettle Heights Road and initiated a traffic stop.

Officers determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol, and requested that the driver exit the vehicle. Police say that the driver then re-started the vehicle as the officer attempted to remove the kets from the ignition.

Police continue, saying that the driver then pulled away from the scene with the officer’s arm still wedged in the window, however, the officer was able to remove his arm without injury as the vehicle sped off.

Following a vehicle pursuit, the driver was located and arrested at a Lac Seul First Nation residence. Upon being escorted to the police cruiser, the driver then allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted police. The driver was then transported to the detachment for further tests.

The 22-year-old driver is facing charges for:

- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs,
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus),
- Flight from peace officer,
- Dangerous operation of motor vehicle,
- Assault a peace officer,
- Resisting a peace officer,
- Failure to stop for police,
- Driving while under suspension.

The driver is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 11, 2019.

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