Snow slam!

By Lloydminster Source staff

February 16, 2016 9:07 AM

He could outrun the cops, but not Mother Nature.
On Feb 8 Lloydminster RCMP learned a woman was being held against her will in a stolen black BMW in the Vermilion area.
Lloydminster RCMP Crime Reduction Unit set up at the west side of the city and saw the suspect vehicle enter the city at a high rate of speed.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however it fled through the city.
Due to the nature of the complaint and concern for safety of the victim, Lloydminster RCMP pursued the vehicle.
The officers momentarily lost sight of the vehicle, however bad driving solved the problem— the Bimmer was located seconds later crashed in a snow bank.
RCMP took both occupants into custody without incident.
Justin Simpson, 33, of Edmonton was charged with eight offenses, including assault, kidnapping, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, possession of a stolen vehicle, and three counts of possession of stolen property.
Simpson also had 6 outstanding Alberta warrants.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are expected.
“We want to thank the public for their assistance with the successful conclusion, as many people were pointing out the suspect vehicle to the police,” said Constable Grant Kirzinger. “Pursuits are rare and something that we take very seriously. All factors were taken into consideration with the decision to pursue and the result was favourable. We are thankful no one was harmed and no property was damaged.”

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