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.
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.