Man attempts to “disarm a peace officer” during traffic stop in Port Moody

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During a traffic stop in Port Moody Thursday evening, a 35-year-old man attempted to “disarm a peace officer”.

At about 10:30pm, a Port Moody Police frontline officer conducted a traffic stop to “check a driver’s sobriety” in the 2600 block of Saint Johns Street.

Police say the samples provided by the driver exceeded the legal limit, resulting in a 90-day driving prohibition.

Police say this is when the man became hostile.

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“The driver became hostile and belligerent with officers, and given his level of intoxication, was arrested for intoxication in a public place,” said Cst. Sam Zacharias of the Port Moody Police Department.

“During the arrest, it is alleged the driver assaulted officers, resisted arrest and attempted to disarm one of the officers of their sidearm.”

No injuries occurred during this incident.

The suspect is now facing a number of charges, including assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, and attempting to disarm a peace officer.

The man remains in custody at this .

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