(DRYDEN, ON) - On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at approximately 12:13 p.m. officers from the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Earl Avenue in Dryden. There were two occupants in the vehicle and the 33-year-old male passenger from Saskatchewan appeared to be in medical distress. Emergency Medical Services attended and transported the male for medical treatment.
Medical staff were treating the uncooperative male at the Dryden Regional Health Centre when he attempted to escape. During the escape attempt, the male became combative with officers on scene. Officers with Dryden OPP and Dryden Police Service deployed their Conductive Energy Weapons (CEW's) in efforts to control him. Medical staff assisted, and the male was successfully restrained and he was able to receive needed treatment.
There were no injuries and no charges were laid.