Driver flees police, loses control and drives into ditch

On July 12, 2023, at approximately 1:00 am, police attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 1st street and Park Ave.  The driver would not stop or pull over, but accelerated away from police.  Police did not pursue the vehicle and deactivated the emergency lighting; however, the suspect vehicle could still be seen in the distance.  When the vehicle reached 1st street and Richmond, the driver lost control, and the vehicle drove into the ditch in the 1500 block of 1st street.

The driver tried to run from the vehicle, but police stopped and apprehended him a short distance away.  The 25-year-old male showed signs of impairment and was arrested.  He provided samples of this breath more than the legal limit.

He was lodged and will appear in court today on charges of Driving with More than 80 mg Alcohol in Blood, Driving While Ability Impaired, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle and Flight From Police.

(Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release)