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Man charged after RCMP cruiser side-swiped

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A 45-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving after an RCMP cruiser was side-swiped near Pinawa.

The incident happened Sunday at about 3 a.m. when the RCMP officers were on patrol on Provincial Road 211.

An eastbound vehicle sideswiped their cruiser, shattering the driver's window and sending one RCMP officer to hospital with minor injuries.

Mounties pursued a vehicle for about a kilometre before it stopped.

A man was arrested for impaired driving and breach of conditions to abstain from alcohol.

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