By Jensen, Randy on June 10, 2020.
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -Crowsnest Pas
A young offender was arrested by Crowsnest Pass RCMP on Monday after flight from police in B.C.
At approximately 9:20 a.m., on Monday, Crowsnest Pass RCMP received a request for assistance from Elk Valley, B.C. RCMP. Elk Valley RCMP were following a vehicle linked to multiple complaints and was witnessed driving dangerously through multiple manned construction zones while driving east on Highway 3 toward Alberta.
Crowsnest Pass RCMP monitored the situation and, as requested by Elk Valley RCMP, deployed tire deflation devices on the suspect vehicle. Once the tire deflation devices were deployed, Crowsnest Pass RCMP took over the pursuit within Alberta jurisdiction.
The suspect vehicle continued east on Highway 3 for approximately 10 kilometres. The suspect vehicle struck a guard rail within the community of Coleman and police attempted to move into a position to effect an arrest when it collided with a police car.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop and the youth driver was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The youth was assessed by EMS on scene and transported to local hospital as a precaution. No one was injured.
An investigation continues and multiple charges are being pursued within Alberta as well as British Columbia. The youth was released to a parent.