When two Surrey cops stopped a driver for suspected impaired driving on Sunday night, they wound up in a physical altercation that resulted in injuries.
Surrey RCMP stated that at 8:50 p.m. on February 2, two officers stopped a vehicle to investigate possible impaired driving near 24th Avenue and 184th Street in Surrey.
When the driver got out of the vehicle, he allegedly began aggressively fighting with the officers and he tried to remove their firearms from their holsters.
He managed to access one of the officers’ conductive energy weapons, discharging it onto his own leg and the officer’s foot.
Surrey RCMP and Langley RCMP responded to a call for backup and the driver was arrested and taken to hospital for evaluation.
After his release from hospital, he was taken into police custody.
The 41-year-old driver from Surrey was arrested for two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest, three counts of disarming a peace officer, one count of resisting arrest, impaired operation of conveyance, and failure or refusal to provide a sample.
Both officers who were injured during this incident received treatment at hospital and are recovering.