Drumheller RCMP arrest male after flight from police

Drumheller, Alberta – On June 20, 2021, at approximately 5:10 p.m., Drumheller RCMP attempted a traffic stop with a vehicle at 7 Ave S.E. The vehicle did not stop and fled from police at a high rate of speed through a busy grocery store parking lot.

Drumheller RCMP located the vehicle a short time later, just south of Drumheller on Highway 9 and attempted to arrest the driver who was still in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Justin Lenfesty (31) from the Drumheller area, fled on foot into a nearby field.

Drumheller RCMP along with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services, located and arrested Lenfesty at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Flight from Police
Flight from Police

Lenfesty is facing the following Criminal Code offences:

· Flight from police

· Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

· Resist/obstruct peace officer

· Failing to comply with a release order condition

Justin Lenfesty was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and was released on a Release Order with conditions. Justin Lenfesty will appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on July 9, 2021.

Drumheller RCMP

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