Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – At approximately midnight on June 5, 2017, Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver in a small sedan chasing another vehicle on the Sunchild First Nation. The complainant also indicated that the vehicle may have a suspect wanted on outstanding warrants for violent offences as a passenger in the pursuing vehicle.
RCMP members immediately patrolled the area and located a car matching the description and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle on the Sunchild First Nation. Instead of stopping, the vehicle fled from the RCMP narrowly missing one of the officers trying to stop it. Police attempted to catch up to the fleeing vehicle and lost sight of it after it turned into the O’Chiese First Nation. Police ceased the pursuit and were patrolling the area south of where it was last seen when a passerby stated they had seen the suspect vehicle in the ditch north of their location. Evidently, the driver of the suspect vehicle had lost control, entered the ditch and rolled within minutes of the police originally losing sight of it. The driver had been thrown from the car and had become trapped under the vehicle when it came to rest back on its wheels. The male passengers fled on foot leaving the 24 year old female driver, a local resident, trapped underneath the car. Officers on scene and bystanders were able to lift the vehicle enough to remove the trapped driver and provide first aid while waiting for Emergency Medical Services. The driver was transported by EMS and then STARS ambulance to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The matter is ongoing and criminal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
If you have any information about this, or any other crime(s), please call the Rocky Mountain House Detachment at 403-845-2882, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Rocky Mountain House RCMP
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