Red Deer County man allegedly involved in another police chase with stolen vehicle

By rdnewsNOW staff
October 6, 2018 - 8:53pm Updated: October 9, 2018 - 9:43am

A man with ties to Red Deer County is facing new charges following an incident near Beiseker.

RCMP say they arrested 21-year-old Bryan Moffitt, who has an address in Red Deer County, on Friday morning after the stolen truck he was allegedly driving collided with a farmer's fence during his efforts to flee.

Police say that at 7:05 a.m. on Friday, Mounties responded to multiple reports of a suspicious vehicle.

A truck covered in mud was observed spinning its tires in the community of Acme. An investigation determined the vehicle was also reported to be eastbound on Hwy 567 driving in the wrong lane and forcing drivers into the ditch to avoid a head-on crash.

RCMP determined the truck had been stolen and boxed it in. The truck then reversed in an attempt to strike a marked police vehicle.

Police had to reverse to avoid a collision.

With assistance from Three Hills RCMP, Airdrie Crime Reduction Unit and Calgary Police HAWCS Air Support, the vehicle was eventually found stationary.

The male driver was taken into custody without further incident and no one was injured, police add.

Moffitt was on release conditions of a recognizance at the time of his arrest for being in possession of a stolen vehicle earlier this year. He now faces additional charges of operating a motor vehicle while being pursued, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, mischief to property and several others.

He is expected in Calgary Provincial Court on October 9.

In March 2017, Moffitt was sentenced to 365 days in jail and was given a ten-year firearms ban and three-year driving ban in relation a similar incident which occurred in July 2016.

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