The RNC says a Mount Pearl resident helped ensure the safety of a police officer and suspect Thursday evening while the officer was trying to deal with the suspect who was resisting arrest during a traffic stop on Pitts Memorial Highway in the area of Ruth Avenue.
The RNC says the citizen stopped his vehicle and used an emergency flashlight to divert oncoming traffic away from the officer and the male suspect.
The RNC officer had pulled over the suspect on suspicion of impaired driving. The suspect became unco-operative and resisted the officer, leading to a safety concern on the busy highway.
The RNC says the quick thinking of the citizen played a vital role in ensuring the safety of those involved and enabled the officer to effectively proceed with his duties.