For the Townsman
A driver traveling over 170 km hour in Kimberley was given 30 days in jail after evading police. On April 14, just after midnight, Kimberley RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle south of Marysville travelling at 127 in a 100 km zone. They activated their emergency equipment and vehicle sped up to over 170 km and headed towards Cranbrook.
Cranbrook RCMP members were provided with a description and began patrols. A short time later the vehicle was located on the Mission Wycliffe Road near St Eugene Resort. The driver was taken into custody without incident. The officers noted signs of alcohol consumption and obtained a breath sample which was a Warn.
Police were able to gather further evidence with respect to the dangerous driving and held the subject for court. It was also learned the subject was on conditions not to consume alcohol and obey a curfew.
On April 15, Michael O’Grady (24) from Edmonton Alberta, attended court charged with Flight from Police, Dangerous Driving and Breach of Conditions times two. The judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail.
In addition he was given a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for No Driver’s License, No Insurance and No License plate.
Cpl Chris Newel states, “This was an excellent coordinated response between Cranbrook and Kimberley RCMP officers who safely took the subject into custody with minimal risk to the public.”