Nelson man arrested after evading police twice, and injuring two officers

A traffic stop in Nelson led to  a couple of injuries to officers, and some criminal charges.

The West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit was conducting a project targeting drivers using their cell phones.

One driver was directed to stop, and when asked for his drivers license, he fled in his vehicle.

The officer became entangled in the vehicle, and was dragged a short distance before being thrown to the ground.

Fortunately it was non life threatening injuries for the officer, who was treated at hospital.

Police were able to track the man to his house, where he fled from police in his vehicle again.

Due to the risk to the public, police didn't pursue.

The man was located a short time later, parking his vehicle at a mall.

Another officer was able to block him in and after a brief struggle during which a 2nd police officer was injured, the man was taken into custody.

According to police, the man was over the criminal limit for blood alcohol, and already under a 10 year driving prohibition related to an impaired driving fatality.

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident.

36 year old Conan Lee Taylor was scheduled to appear in Nelson court yesterday.