Man sen­tenced for flight from po­lice

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

A man who evaded po­lice on New Year’s Eve was sen­tenced to nine months in cus­tody.

Maxwell Tuck ap­peared in pro­vin­cial court in Drumheller on Fri­day, July 22. He was fac­ing a num­ber of charges stem­ming from events of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. He pleaded guilty to evad­ing RCMP.

On New Year’s Eve, po­lice iden­ti­fied a ve­hi­cle for a traf­fic in­frac­tion and at­tempted to make a stop. The ve­hi­cle sped away and the RCMP were un­able to make a traf­fic stop. Shortly af­ter 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day po­lice again lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and at­tempted to make a traf­fic stop. This time the ve­hi­cle sped away in an un­safe man­ner.

Shortly af­ter 3 a.m., po­lice re­ceived a re­port of three peo­ple in an al­ter­ca­tion in a back al­ley in Mid­land. There, po­lice iden­ti­fied the ve­hi­cle, and driver, and ar­rested Tuck.

Tuck pleaded guilty to the sin­gle charge of evad­ing po­lice, and charges of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, dan­ger­ous driv­ing and driv­ing while unau­tho­rized were with­drawn.

He was sen­tenced to 9 months, but was given credit for time in cus­tody while await­ing his court ap­pear­ance. He re­mained in cus­tody how­ever, as he faces more charges orig­i­nat­ing in Olds.

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