A Manitoba RCMP officer was dragged by a woman’s vehicle after she was pulled over for suspected drug possession on Wednesday.
RCMP stopped the vehicle about 2 km east of Carberry on Highway 1 in the RM of Cypress-Langford at around 7 a.m.
The driver was arrested when officers found a minor quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle was towed to the local detachment for a further examination, where the situation escalated. Police found there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the woman, but discovered she didn’t hold a valid driver’s licence.
Police allowed the woman to charge her cell phone in her car while she waited for a friend to pick her up. During this time, further checks found the woman had falsified her identity. When confronted with this, the woman attempted to flee in the vehicle. An officer was dragged attempting to shut off the ignition, in which the vehicle drove into several snowbanks before stopping.
Two officers were able to subdue the woman and both received minor injuries.
Caley Elizabeth Steele, 27, of Lac du Bonnet faces several charges, including two counts of assaulting a police officer.
Steele appeared in Brandon court on Thursday and will remain at the Brandon Correctional Institute until her next court appearance.