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.
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.
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