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Officer assaulted by drunk driving suspect

UPDATE: A previous version of this article said the assault happened around 3 a.m. Saturday. RCMP now says the incident involving a male officer happened early Friday morning.

An RCMP officer was assaulted by a suspected impaired driver in Grande Prairie early Friday morning. Around 3 a.m., the Police Dog Services member was called to the area of 108th Avenue and 94th Street.

When they pulled over a purple Chrysler Neon matching the description from a complaint of a drunk driver, a man and a woman got out. There was an altercation and the duo fled on foot.

The officer was taken to hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.

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The male is described as 6’2″, 230 lbs, clean shaven with short, trimmed hair. He was wearing a grey tank top and baggy jeans at the time. The female he was with is described as in her late twenties, with a medium build and dirty blonde hair. She was wearing a darker coloured jacket.

Anyone who might be able to identify them, or has any information about this assault is asked to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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