Police officer assaulted during traffic stop

Police officer assaulted during traffic stop

Chasetin Morin of Red Deer faces several charges

On Dec. 16th at approximately 11 p.m. Innisfail RCMP, while on routine patrol in the town of Penhold, noted a vehicle idling outside the Penholder Tavern. Police conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle and noted the license plate on the vehicle was in fact registered to a different vehicle. When police approached, the lone male driver became agitated, yelling at police to shut their lights off and rolled his windows up and locked his doors.

Police continued to interact with the driver however he reversed his vehicle into the front of the fully marked police vehicle that was parked behind him, causing damage. Police attempted to arrest the man and an altercation took place that resulted in a police officer being dragged approximately 15 feet. The police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of this altercation. The vehicle fled the scene.

Red Deer City RCMP located the vehicle in Red Deer and both Innisfail detachment as well as Red Deer City detachment continued to investigate, located the male and arrested him without further incident.

Chasetin Morin, 24, of Red Deer, has been charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer with a weapon, resisting arrest, two counts of breach of recognizance, failing to stop for a police officer, possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000, driving uninsured motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, driving unauthorized, driving at an unreasonable speed and failing to stop at a stop sign.

-Submitted by Innisfail RCMP