Drumheller RCMP apprehended a male following a report of a theft from the Carbon Store on Oct. 31, 2018.
The suspect left the area in a white Kia compact car.
Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it at which time the suspect attempted to evade police, driving in a manner that was dangerous to other motorists.
Police did not pursue the suspect but, with assistance from the public, were able to locate the suspect vehicle in a rural area.
The suspect continued his attempt to evade police, striking a fence and ditch in the process.
The suspect fled on foot into a nearby coulee at which time a Police Service dog attended.
The suspect was located a short distance from the vehicle suffering from serious injuries sustained during the collision with the ditch.
The suspect was intoxicated and the vehicle was found to have been stolen from Okotoks.
The male suspect had outstanding arrest warrants from High River and pending charges from an incident the previous night in which he stole a separate vehicle.
Due to his injuries, the suspect was taken to hospital for assessment.
The suspect suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries and was released to the care of the hospital with a court date for January 2019 for charges including possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous driving and flight from police.
If anyone has information regarding this incident or suspect, they are asked to contact the Drumheller RCMP Detachment at 403-823-7590 or their local police.
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