Policeman hit by car during traffic stop in Wallonia

Policeman hit by car during traffic stop in Wallonia
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A police officer was injured on Saturday evening during a routine traffic stop at a police checkpoint on a road in Theux, in the province of Liège. The suspect failed to stop for police, evading the roadblock, and striking the officer with his vehicle.

A chase between the police and the suspect quickly ensued between the municipalities of Pepinster and Verviers. The suspect was eventually intercepted by police and arrested.

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The policeman’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The case has now been presented to the Liège public prosecutor’s office, who have begun investigating the case.


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