Rimbey, Alta. man faces series of charges after fleeing RCMP afternoon traffic stop

A central Alberta man faces 18 charges after failing to stop for Sundre RCMP on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., RCMP noticed a southbound vehicle on Highway 22 towards Sundre that was allegedly stolen in Calgary.

After police attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver of the 2003 black Hummer attempted to evade police on Range Road 34 just north of Township Road 340 at high speed.

RCMP tracked the stolen vehicle north on Range Road 34 and was located approximately six kilometers north after driving into the ditch.

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The driver alone fled on foot.

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Additional RCMP members from Olds, Sundre and Innisfail, as well as RCMP Police Dog Services were called in to assist.

Alan Ray McAbee, 42, of Rimbey, Alberta, was arrested. EMS was called as the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the rollover, police say. McAbee was later released from the hospital and remains in police custody.

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McAbee is charged with fleeing a peace officer, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, knowingly possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, negligent use/storage of a firearm, possession of burglary instruments, possession of stolen property over $5,000, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession in purpose of trafficking (CDSA), possession of more than 30 grams of cannabis (CBA) and non-compliance with bail orders.

He has not applied for bail and is due to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on January 24.

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