Red Deer man faces charges after flight from police in stolen truck

An 18-year-old Red Deer man faces a number of charges after the driver of a stolen truck went through a check stop and led police on an early-morning chase.

  • Aug. 19, 2015 4:35 p.m.

An 18-year-old Red Deer man faces a number of charges after the driver of a stolen truck went through a check stop and led police on an early-morning chase.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on July 31, Red Deer RCMP say they set up a check stop in McKenzie Trails area as a result of a loud party. A black truck accelerated past a number of police vehicles, refusing to stop.

Two tire deflation devices couldn’t stop the truck, which continued to flee police. Police say they followed the truck as it drove at high speeds southbound on 45th Avenue on deflated tires, through residential areas and then eastbound on Ross Street before coming to a stop near the intersection of Erickson Drive.

The driver and a passenger then fled on foot, separately running south into a bushed area.

RCMP and police dog services searched the area and found the driver The passenger remains at large.

The truck had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake on July 30.

As a result, an 18-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with: possession of stolen property over $5,000; operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; resisting or obstructing a peace officer; and failure to comply with an undertaking.

The man is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 26.