Drumheller RCMP have arrested a man following a vehicle complaint and have charged him with multiple offences.

According to a release, on Sunday at around 12 p.m., RCMP responded to the call where it was reported that the vehicle was damaged, had a flat tire, and had two people on or near private property.

Staff with RCMP say they found the vehicle driving on South Railway Avenue near the Highway 9 intersection in Drumheller. 

"As police turned around to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle fled at high speed and in a dangerous manner, including driving through red lights and between moving vehicles.  A pursuit was not initiated for public safety reasons."

Members of the RCMP brought in patrols to try to find the vehicle and its driver. 

Around 1:15 p.m., the suspect vehicle was located abandoned near the Drumheller Swimming Pool facility; and the driver was found and taken into custody moments later inside the facility.

The man was found to have small amounts of cannabis and crack cocaine, a knife, drug paraphernalia, and other items.

The investigation also found that he was under a Canada-wide driving Prohibition, bound by a Release Order with multiple conditions, and wanted on a provincial traffic warrant.

53-year-old Bradley Lebsack was charged with a total of 16 offenses:

  • Seven counts of failing to comply with a Release Order.
  • Driving a motor vehicle while prohibited.
  • Failing to stop for a Peace Officer while being pursued.
  • Careless driving of a motor vehicle.
  • Stunting with a motor vehicle.
  • Driving a motor vehicle while unauthorized.
  • Driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
  • Driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
  • Unlawful use of license plate on motor vehicle.
  • Failing to stop for a Peace Officer.

Lebsack was subject to a hearing and remanded into custody. 

He is scheduled to appear in the Drumheller court on June 14. 

If you have any information regarding this story, you can contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590.

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