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Leduc RCMP police vehicle rammed


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Leduc, Alberta – On April 3, 2018 a Leduc RCMP member of the Integrated Traffic Unit was conducting a laser speed enforcement operation on Highway 2.

While conducting this operation the member noticed a truck travelling at an excessive rate of speed. The RCMP member conducted a traffic stop on the truck. While the RCMP member was about to exit the police vehicle the driver put the truck in reverse and rammed the police vehicle causing minor damage before fleeing the scene. The RCMP member was not injured.

With the assistance of Edmonton Police Service’s Air One the truck and driver were located a short distance away and taken into custody.

Karl Duhamel age 35 of St Albert is facing charges of Possession of stolen property over $5000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Duhamel is currently being held in custody the next court appearance of April 5, 2018 at 9:30am in Leduc, Alberta.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges could be laid.

“We are thankful no one was injured” says Constable Bridget Morla of Leduc RCMP, “It is a reminder of the dangers police officers face on a daily basis across the country when conducting traffic stops” 

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