Brandon man allegedly steals vehicle, rams police vehicle while trying to flee


Brandon Police Service Media Release

 At approximately 1:20 a.m., Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 700 block of 7th Street. The vehicle was parked on the street and left running to warm up. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Officers located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop however, the vehicle refused to pull over and a pursuit began. The pursuit travelled several blocks and reached a top speed of 65km/h. The suspect finally stopped in the 400 Block of 13th Street after ramming a Police vehicle. The male suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended after a failed attempt to scale a fence.  The suspect showed signs of impairment and was transported to the Police Service where breath samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit. The 22-year-old Brandon man was arrested for Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80 mg%, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Flight From Police, Resist Arrest and Assault Police Officer. The male was also found to have three outstanding Warrants of Arrest for Mischief to Property, Assault and Breach of Probation. The male sustained a minor injury during his attempt to run from Police. He was treated at the hospital and when cleared medically, lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center and is scheduled to appear in Court on Thursday. No Officers were injured during this incident.