Five charges laid by LSPS following Easter Sunday vehicle pursuit
Tim Brody - Editor
A vehicle pursuit on Easter Sunday has led to five charges being laid against a 34-year-old Lac Seul First Nation resident.
Lac Seul Police Service (LSPS) shared that, “On Sunday April 04, at approximately 3:53 a.m., the Lac Seul Police Service were dispatched to a traffic complaint in Frenchman’s Head. Lac Seul Police Service Officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop the driver. The driver engaged in a brief vehicle pursuit and was eventually stopped by Police.
Police arrested and charged the female driver with:
1. Impaired by Alcohol- 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
2. Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)- 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
3. Flight From Police- 320.17 of the Criminal Code
4. Fail to Stop for Police- 216(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
5. Driving with Open Liquor- 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act
The driver of the vehicle will appear in Lac Seul Court on June 30 to answer to the charges.
“The LSPS take a zero-tolerance approach to drinking & driving in our Communities.
“By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to Police, everyone can assist in keeping our roads, trails & waterways safe by reducing impaired collisions, deaths and injuries,” LSPS shared.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact them at (807) 582-3802. Should people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273 where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.