Evader’s sentencing adjourned

Sentencing of a young man who tried to outrun a police helicopter has been adjourned for three weeks.

Sentencing of a young man who tried to outrun a police helicopter has been adjourned for three weeks.

Ryan Harder, 20, was arrested at Red Deer College on the afternoon of Nov. 10 after a wild run through the city, including narrowly avoiding two elderly pedestrians in the city centre.

Harder pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to charges that included dangerous driving, fleeing police and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He had previously eluded capture by police who were investigating a licence plate that didn’t match the red Volkswagen and made a second, unsuccessful attempt on the morning of his arrest.

His arrest was aided by an RCMP helicopter that had been brought to Red Deer to help in a search.

Harder drove at breakneck speeds through the city, running red lights and striking a police vehicle before his car struck a cement barrier at the college and was blocked in by a number of unmarked police vehicles.

Harder was originally scheduled for sentencing on Friday, but the hearing was adjourned to May 14.

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