Man sentenced for flight from police
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of evading police, and charges of possession of stolen property, dangerous driving and driving while unauthorized were withdrawn.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.