Lloydminster RCMP arrest dangerous driver after flight from police

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan – On January 9, 2021 at approximately 12:20 a.m. Lloydminster RCMP members attempted a traffic stop with a vehicle on 43 Street near 48 Avenue for a traffic infraction. The driver did not stop for police, and continued driving around various spots in Lloydminster in a dangerous manner. The driver was followed by police on 44 Street, and was observed driving across the median, running red lights, and making several u-turns in an attempt to continue to flee, creating a dangerous situation for motorists on the roadway.

Lloydminster RCMP deployed several tire deflation devices, and the driver struck and damaged a police car while evading the device. Police were able to eventually get the vehicle stopped after a successful deployment. During the ensuing confrontation, the male driver fought with police and resisted arrest.

Flight from Police
Flight from Police

Police arrested and charged Sean Ruda, 39, of Lloydminster, with:

Impaired operation of a motor vehicle

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Flight from peace officer

Resist peace officer

Assault on a Police Officer with a weapon

Fail to comply with undertaking condition
Ruda was held in custody and will appear in Lloydminster, SK Provincial Court on January 11, 2021.

Lloydminster RCMP

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