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Peace officer vehicle struck on highway, prompting public reminder to use caution

Posted on June 15, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

Southern Alberta Newspapers

A Newell County peace officer’s vehicle was struck by a passing vehicle as a traffic stop was taking place on June 2, leading the RCMP to issue a reminder about slowing down when passing emergency vehicles.

The Brooks detachment said the officer was not injured when the cruiser was hit “at a high rate of speed” near the junction of Highway 873 and Township Road 200.

“When passing a tow truck or emergency vehicle with its lights flashing, Alberta law requires motorists to slow to 60 kilometres per hour or less,” said Const. Michael Hagel of the Brooks detachment. “Please move over if there is room to give us space to work.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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