Man charged after Red Deer Mounties use two spike belts to stop him

Charges have been laid against a Red Deer man after Mounties used two spike belts to stop him.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

He was arrested Monday afternoon after running over two spike belts, both on 32nd Street with the second one laid near the Gaetz Avenue intersection.

The incident started as a report of an erratic driver at 3 p.m. on McKenzie Road in Gasoline Alley. Police said the truck swerved through traffic and narrowly avoided collisions with various vehicles. Red Deer RCMP located the truck as it entered the city and initiated a traffic stop, but the truck fled form police.

After the truck was disabled by the spike belts, RCMP members arrested the man after a short foot chase.

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