Innisfail, Alberta – On Aug. 25, 2020 at 9:16 a.m., the QEII Integrated Traffic Services responded to a incident where a firearm was pointed from a vehicle to another driver after a road rage incident near Antler Hill on Highway 2 north of Innisfail. No one was injured.
Police located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 2 near Highway 54 when it fled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated but stopped due public safety on the highway. Traffic Services members with assistance from the Innisfail RCMP Detachment located the suspect vehicle a short time later after it crashed into a field.
The lone occupant was located suffering from serious non-life threatening injuries. He was arrested and transported to hospital by EMS.
Benjamin Tyrone Schnieder (34) of no fixed address has been charged with:
· Pointing a firearm
· Flight from police
· Dangerous driving
· Obstruct Police Officer
· Identity fraud
· Possession of stolen property (x2)
· Possess counterfeit currency
· Fail to comply (x4)
He was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Sept. 2, 2020.
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