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No help for police from bystanders during confrontation

It seems bystanders were not ready to help a Ladysmith RCMP officer when he needed it.
Monday night the officer was doing patrols on the Chemainus First Nation, near Ladysmith, after police got several reports of an impaired driver.

The officer pulled over an unrelated vehicle and the driver was found to be unlicensed.

While dealing with the driver, the 63 year old registered owner of the vehicle turned up at the scene and became confrontational, ultimately resulting in a physical fight with the lone police officer, who called for back-up.

Staff Sargeant Ken Brissard says there were about a dozen bystanders present and while struggling, the police officer asked them for help but they just yelled at him….

The police officer had to use a taser and as a result, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The man is facing charges of assault on a peace officer and obstruction.
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