Sundre RCMP arrested a 42-year-old man who was accused of driving a stolen involved in a rollover on Monday.
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Sundre RCMP arrested a 42-year-old man who was accused of driving a stolen involved in a rollover on Monday. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta man arrested after stolen vehicle ends up in ditch

Accused flees from Sundre RCMP

Sundre RCMP say a stolen Hummer was recovered after the driver sped away from police and then rolled the vehicle in a ditch on Monday afternoon.

RCMP said at 1:50 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on Highway 22, but the driver allegedly failed to stop and sped off.

The vehicle, that was stolen from Calgary, was driven northbound on Range Road 34 and was located by RCMP about six km north, where it was in the ditch.

Police said a man was observed fleeing on foot through a field. Additional RCMP units from Olds, Sundre and Innisfail, as well as the RCMP Police Dog Services were called in to assist.

The suspect was arrested without incident prior to the arrival of the police dogs.

Emergency Medical Services was called and the suspect, who sustained non-life threatening injuries from the rollover, was transported to hospital.

A 42-year-old Rimbey man was charged with 18 offences that included: flight from peace officer, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon, two counts of possessing a firearm in a vehicle, two counts of careless use/storage of a firearm, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property over $5,000, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession of more than 30 grams of cannabis, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and four counts to comply with a release order.

The accused was remanded to custody and will appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on Jan. 24.



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