UPDATE: Police officer struck in face by erratic driver on North Shore

A woman has been arrested on Kamloops's North Shore after allegedly driving erratically and crashing into another vehicle, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
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KAMLOOPS - A woman has been arrested on Kamloops's North Shore after allegedly driving erratically, crashing into another vehicle and striking an officer in the face this morning.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the 21-year-old woman rear-ended another vehicle today, Oct. 3, just after 7 a.m., and the male driving the affected vehicle was taken to Royal Inland Hospital.

The incident happened in the 100 block of Tranquille Road, and Shelkie says when officers arrived they found the car had been reported to police earlier in the morning as a vehicle driving carelessly on the North Shore.

Witnesses told officers the woman who had been driving the car fled on foot. She was located by an officer a short distance away, but when the officer tried to arrest her she struck the officer in the face, Shelkie says.

Shelkie says it's believed alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

The suspect is from Kamloops and was previously known to police.

— This story was updated at 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 to include new information from Kamloops RCMP.

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