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Man arrested after police pursuit

Tanker truck involved was stolen out of Red Deer

  • Nov. 29, 2016 8:16 p.m.

A man is facing charges after being involved in an incident south of Red Deer.

On Nov. 29th at 4 a.m., Airdrie Rural RCMP was dispatched to a large tanker truck driving into a bank in Crossfield attempting to break in.

Police responded immediately, and while en route encountered the same suspect truck driving southbound on Hwy. 2A, where the responding officers attempted a traffic stop. The truck driver failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated. Police continued to pursue the truck through the towns of Carstairs and Olds, where the truck driver continued on to travel northbound in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 2.

The truck eventually came to a stop when it crashed into a field near Bowden, where police started a brief foot pursuit with the suspect driver.

The suspect was subsequently apprehended and arrested without incident. Further investigation revealed the suspect truck was stolen out of Red Deer.

The male suspect is currently in police custody pending charges, and is believed to be associated other offences from the Red Deer area. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor. The investigation in ongoing.

Anyone with any further information in regards to this occurrence, is asked to contact Airdrie Rural RCMP at 403-945-7200.

– Fawcett

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