Suspect arrested following police pursuit

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On August 22, 2020 at 2037 hours the Rivers Police Service advised they were in pursuit of a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon along Highway #25.  As they approached the intersection of Highway #10, Rivers Police Service members terminated the pursuit.  Brandon Police Located the vehicle at the intersection of Highway #1 and #10.  The vehicle turned west bound onto Highway #1 and then south onto 18th street N.  Police activated their emergency equipment and the vehicle accelerated rapidly.  As a result the Pursuit was terminated.  A short time later the vehicle was located on the grounds of the Assiniboine College North Hill Campus by the Canine officer who was patrolling the area.  The vehicle had come to rest in a pile of dirt.  The driver’s side door was ajar and the driver had fled the scene.  The Patrol Services dog was deployed.  The suspect was tracked to a small creek where he was apprehended.  A 27 year male from Rivers was arrested and released to appear in court on October22, 2020.