Jasper RCMP Arrest Edmonton Males After Pursuit

Jasper, Alberta – On November 9th, 2016, while conducting a foot patrol at the Sawridge Hotel, Jasper RCMP officers came across two intoxicated males who had been removed from the hotel bar for being belligerent and aggressive with other patrons.

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The two males left on foot but police were advised shortly after that the same males were observed driving away in a vehicle. RCMP officers located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver sped away in an attempt to escape police. A pursuit ensued but ended shortly after when the suspect vehicle reached a dead end on Cottonwood Creek Road. The two male suspects fled on foot but were caught by police after a brief foot chase.

As a result of this investigation, a 24 year old male from Edmonton has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police and obstruction to a peace officer. He was also charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for possessing cannabis resin. The passenger of the vehicle, a 25 year old male also from the Edmonton area, has been charged with obstruction to a peace officer.

Both are set to appear at the Jasper Provincial Courthouse on January 12th, 2017.

Jasper RCMP


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