A man in his early 30s is now facing charges after sending a Calgary Police officer to the ER during a hit and run incident during August of this year.
After responding to a suspicious vehicle report, the officer was run over by the vehicle as the suspect attempted to flee the scene. After the hit and run, the officer was taken to the ER in critical condition.
Despite his injuries, the officer is in good spirits as he recovers.
After investigations, it is believed that the truck was stolen on August 8th and was later found to be abandoned in the area of Evergreen. It is also believed that a hatchback was used to pick up the suspect after he abandoned the truck.
After fingerprints and DNA from the truck were sent for forensic examination, the suspect, Andrew James Irwin, was identified.
The suspect was charged with:
- Assault of police officer with a weapon
- Aggravated assault of peace officer
- Dangerous driving causing bodily harm
- Failure to stop at the scene of an accident