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One bottle, one accident, two arrests

Charges have been laid in the wake of a failed robbery in the Border City.

According to a press release issued by the local RCMP detachment, 19 year old Warren Lewis, a resident of Onion Lake, Sask, has been charged with theft under $5000, wearing a disguise with intent, and resisting arrest. He remains in the custody of the police, and will appear on August 16 in Lloydminster’s Saskatchewan-side court.

Lewis is the suspect in a theft which took place on Friday evening in Lloydminster. According to the release, a masked male entered a liquor store in the 5200 block of 44 Street, where he stole a single bottle of liquor. He then fled the store in a vehicle driven by a second suspect. While attempting to flee the area, the driver of the car failed to yield at a stop sign while northbound on 48 Avenue, leading to the vehicle being T-boned along 44 Street by a westbound car.

According to officers at the scene of the accident, police were not pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash. The male driver of the westbound car was treated at the scene.

The release stated that after the accident, two people attempted to flee the car, after they were cut off by a police vehicle.  A female passenger of the car remained in the vehicle. They were then taken into police custody in three separate ways, with the driver taken down by the police dog, Lewis tackled by a nearby citizen, and the female passenger arrested by uniformed officers.

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Charges are still pending on the 26-year old female driver. The female passenger was released without charges. Both were treated for injuries suffered during the incident.

The Lloydminster RCMP thanked the public for their assistance in the matter at the end of the release.

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