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Cold Lake man apprehended after short police pursuit

Bonnyville RCMP have arrested a man on outstanding charges after he fled from police.

On April 9th, around 1 p.m., a Constable with the Bonnyville RCMP was conducting patrols in the town when the officer noticed a Chrysler Sebring that turned suddenly when the police car had pulled in behind it.

Police checks on the licence plate showed that the plate was expired and was not associated to the Sebring. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle fled police a high speed.

Through investigation and observations made by the Constable, the identity of the driver was learned and he was later arrested.  The driver, a 20-year-old resident of Cold Lake First Nations, was transported to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment where he was remanded into custody.

After arresting the man, the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment was contacted by Cold Lake RCMP who advised that they had outstanding charges for the driver as well.  The male will appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on April 19th, for charges of Operation of a Motor Vehicle while being Pursued, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving while Prohibited, Failing to Comply with Conditions along with offences under the Traffic Safety Act.

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The male will also appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on April 13th, for 2 counts of Breach of a Conditional Sentence Order, Breach of Probation, and Traffic Safety Act charges.

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