Estevan Police Service members were involved in a low-speed chase prior to the start of the long weekend.
Police received a call in the afternoon of August 3 of an erratic driver in northeast Estevan. The vehicle that was described to police was found a short time later, at which time a traffic stop was attempted. The motorist would not stop.
A westbound, low-speed pursuit began, with speeds between 50 and 70 kilometres per hour. The chase eventually reached Highway 39. Members from the Weyburn RCMP assisted local police by deploying a spike belt near Midale.
The driver attempted to swerve around the spike belt, but couldn't avoid it, resulting in the passenger side tires being punctured. The vehicle continued to travel westbound, and another spike belt was deployed near Halbrite.
The driver's side tires were punctured.
The vehicle continued westbound at low speeds for approximately seven kilometres, until it stopped due to the damage. After a brief struggle with the vehicle's occupant, the Estevan Police Service and the Weyburn RCMP arrested the 44-year-old male driver. He was transported to the Estevan police station and remanded into custody.
He is facing numerous charges, including impaired driving, flight from police, driving without a valid license and possession of a controlled substance.
His first court appearance occurred August 7 in Weyburn.