October 23rd, 2020

Man who twice evaded police sentenced to six months in jail


By Shurtz, Delon on June 26, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Leading police on a chase twice this year has earned a southern Alberta man a bed at the Lethbridge Correctional centre.

Kyle Richard Pace was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty this week in provincial court to a couple of charges of fleeing from police and a single count of driving while prohibited.

On April 10 RCMP caught Pace speeding west on Highway 5 east of Cardston. The officer activated his emergency lights and went after the vehicle, but Pace sped up instead of stopping. The officer chased the truck and got close enough to recognize the driver before calling off the pursuit in the interest of public safety. He also issued an alert for other police officers.

At about 8 p.m. later that day, police saw the vehicle driving toward Standoff and tried to stop it again. Pace refused to stop, however, and sped away. The officer was able to identify the driver but ended the chase soon afterward.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was eventually apprehended in Edmonton. He is in custody on charges from that jurisdiction, as well.

Pace, who has two previous convictions for fleeing from police, was sentenced to six months in jail on each flight charge and driving while prohibited, but all sentences will run concurrently. Pace is also prohibited from driving for one year.

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