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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:26

Three officers taken to hospital following pursuit

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By John R. Statton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Swift Current
Road Safety Week wrapped up with a serious incident in Swift Current May 22.

Police observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Highway 1 in the city.

RCMP attempted to stop the vehicle after members noticed erratic driving patterns.

A pursuit followed after the suspect vehicle failed to comply with police.

The vehicle exited the highway before returning to travel west in westbound lane.

A collision occurred between the suspect vehicle and two police vehicles, one of which was a Chevy Tahoe.

Three officers were taken to Cypress Regional Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Members discovered that the driver of the vehicle was a 15-year-old youth that they alleged was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time.

The passenger was a 30-year-old male from Neville.

Investigators alleged that both occupants had a role in operating the suspect vehicle to avoid police.

Russell Martin Blake, 30, has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and flight from police causing bodily harm.

Blake is scheduled to appear in Swift Current Provincial Court June 29.

The youth, who cannot be named under the youth criminal justice act, was remanded into custody until May 24. He was at large on a differed custody order at the time of the alleged offence.

Cattle stolen

Rustlers made off with a number of cattle from a farm near Gull Lake.

Approximately 28 head of cattle and calves were stolen from a rural property just north of the town.

RCMP believe the incident to have occurred sometime between May 10 and 13.

The animals were a mix of Red Angus and Charlois.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Swift Current rural detachment.

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