Police officer injured during control

POSTED: 11/19/12 1:22 PM

St. Maarten – During a general police control last Friday a female officer was hit and injured by a car at the Jose Lake Sr. Ballpark. Around 8.30 p.m. the officer had given a driver a stop sign and instructed him towards the parking lot to be controlled. Instead of cooperating, the driver instantly increased speed and drove the car towards the female police officer. By an attempt to avoid the car for being hit, the officer was struck by the outer reviewing mirror. The officer was taken for treatment to the SMMC while a police and K-9 patrol chased the man throughout the area. At some point the suspect jumped out of the still moving vehicle and continued running, where the K-9 after a short search discovered the man in the bushes of the Betty’s Estate area and arrested him. The man, a 36-year-old Guyanese with the initials R.L., was brought to the police station, where he was treated by paramedics for his injuries. The vehicle in question was confiscated and the suspect remains in custody for further investigation.

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