Man assaults Saskatoon Police Officer following traffic stop – Broadway Avenue and 9th Street East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – A man is facing charges after assaulting a member of the Bike Unit following a traffic stop on Tuesday evening.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., August 11, 2020, a member of the Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle in the area of Broadway Avenue and 9th Street East after observing it travelling 70 km/h above the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a ticket and his vehicle was also seized. A Sergeant with the Bike Unit attended to assist as the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was becoming aggressive.

As members cleared from the area, the Bike Sergeant was also attempting to leave as the man continued to scream at him. As the officer was waiting for vehicles to clear the intersection, the man ran over and struck the officer, resulting in the member falling off his bicycle. The officer was able to quickly get up in an effort to protect himself and was able to take the man into custody.

Saskatoon Police Service
Saskatoon Police Service

The officer sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault.

The 39-year-old man is charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer. (Court Info # 991136267)

(Occurrence Number: 20-80977)

Saskatoon Police Service

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