Traffic stop on a man on an ATV eventually led to pursuit and arrest

An Estevan man has been charged with several offences after a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Estevan Police Service members conducted the traffic stop on a man operating an ATV at a service station in south Estevan, which resulted in the male driver fleeing from police. 

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Due to safety concerns, the pursuit was immediately terminated. The man was tracked down by members in a wooded area southeast of the city and after a foot pursuit, was apprehended and transported to the police station where he was lodged in cells.

The 32-year-old Estevan man was charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, prohibited driving and assault on a peace officer. He was also arrested as a result of an outstanding arrest warrant regarding an assault causing bodily harm incident stemming from a Oct. 17 incident.

His first court appearance was in Carlyle Provincial Court on Nov. 25.

Police were also dispatched to a north Estevan shopping area on a report of a male refusing to wear a mask as per the COVID-19 regulations. After a brief discussion with police, the male agreed to put a mask on without further issue. The public is reminded to be sure to wear the appropriate mask while in public as per the new COVID regulations.

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