Vehicle pursuit reaches speed of 165 km/h, Police say

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

At 3:00 AM this morning an officer on patrol observed a 2015 Chev 1500 traveling in the 300 block of 15th St. The vehicle had no licence plate and had a towel covering a broken rear passenger window. Members were aware that the vehicle matched the description of a truck stolen in Carberry on December 7th 2019. The officer caught up to the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 24th St and Victoria Ave, however the driver refused to stop and fled westbound on Victoria Ave. The driver failed to stop, running a stop sign at Victoria and then a red light at 34th and Victoria Ave before leaving the City on Hwy 1A toward Kenmay. The suspect continued westbound at one point reaching a speed of 165 km/h. Given the pursuit did not meet any traffic whatsoever the pursuit was continued by members of the Brandon Police Service. The suspect left the highway and headed south on secondary roads and then westbound again toward Alexander MB. The pursuit culminated when the suspect drove over a set of railway tracks while attempting to evade police and all four tires were deflated. Officers arrested the 30-year-old male driver from Rapid City MB at the scene. Once identified he was found to be currently on Probation having been convicted of two previous incidents where he led Police on high-speed chases. He has been charged with Dangerous Driving, Possession of the Stolen Property (the truck), Flight from Police, Resist Arrest and Breach of Probation. He was lodged at the Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear for a bail hearing later this morning.

The passenger of the stolen truck was a 34 year old female from Erickson MB. She was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, and was lodged at the Correctional Centre. She will be released later this morning with a court date of March 2nd.