A man who didn’t want to pull over for the Weyburn Police Service is facing a number of charges after an incident over the weekend. 

“An officer on patrol late Saturday, early Sunday morning, observed a vehicle that was being driven erratically, and attempted to make a traffic stop,” explained Deputy Police Chief Brent VanDeSype. “The vehicle initially accelerated quickly, attempted to make a left hand turn and had lost control, and started to exit his vehicle. The officer encountered him, took him into custody.” 

The driver of the vehicle is now facing a number of charges. They include impaired driving, flight from police, dangerous driving, possession of stolen property, failing to comply with a probation order, and driving without a valid driver’s license. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was held in custody pending a court appearance.  

“It does happen occasionally,” VnDeSype said of the refusal to pull over and instead drive away. “Of course, the officer has to weigh all the factors and the risks of pursuing that vehicle.” 

The incident was one of 96 calls for service the WPS responded to in the past week. Those calls resulted in 17 charges. Ten of the charges were under the Criminal Code, five were under the Traffic Safety Act and there was one charge under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act and one under the City of Weyburn Bylaws.

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