The Campbell River RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office after a man had to be taken to hospital after interacting with the police.

The RCMP says at about 1:55am officers spotted a vehicle with incorrect plates attached leaving a home on Goodwin Road.  They tried to pull it over but during that attempt there was a crash between the vehicle and a police vehicle.

After that police say a man and woman fled from the vehicle after being contained by police. The man allegedly resisted but was arrested by a police dog and his handler. During the course of the arrest, the dog “made contact” with the man and he was injured. The woman was arrested without incident.

The man was taken to the hospital where was treated and has since been released back into custody. The woman also remains in custody and charges against both are pending.

IIO is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO, no further information will be released by police.