Grande Prairie RCMP charge man after dangerous pursuit

Hugh Smith

A Grande Prairie man has been charged after leading police on a dangerous pursuit.

At around 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, police received several complaints of a bobtail semi truck driving erratically. Officers found the truck, which turned out to be stolen, in the area of 71 Avenue and attempted to pull it over. The truck fled, driving through a playground, then through a field.

The RCMP say they continued to receive complaints of the truck driving dangerously through residential areas, damaging several fences. Police found the truck a second time near the intersection of 92 Street and 158 Avenue, and again tried to pull it over, but again, it refused to stop. Officers gave chase, and after a short pursuit through Clairmont, the truck drove through a fence and into a field east of Clairmont, before becoming immobilized. The driver fled on foot, but was found by police dogs.

36-year-old Scott McKay faces a long list of charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, refusing to stop for police, and resisting arrest. He will appear in court on Wednesday, August 22.

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