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They say a male suspect believed to be under the influence of drugs fled the area in a car but was later observed driving south across the Diefenbaker Bridge into the lane of oncoming traffic.
After a police pursuit, the speeding vehicle slid into a ditch and the naked, 20-year-old driver got out of the car and fled on foot.
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A police dog named Jagger assisted in apprehending the suspect but was attacked during the process.
The dog was treated for his injuries and the suspect was taken to Victoria Hospital before being charged with cruelty to animals, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police and resisting arrest.
The federal government has said it is working to introduce a bill that would result in tougher penalties for those who harm police dogs or other service animals.
Quantos Law would create a new offence under the Criminal Code that would specifically prohibit injuring or killing animals being used by officers or the Canadian armed forces.
It is named that in honour of Quanto, a police dog that was stabbed to death while helping to apprehend a fleeing suspect in Edmonton in October 2013.