On December 18, 2020, at approximately 10:05 pm, Selkirk RCMP were patrolling on Colville Road in the RM of St. Clements when they observed a golf cart, with two occupants, driving erratically. Officers initiated a traffic stop, however the driver refused to stop for police and fled down a narrow trail.
Patrols were made in the area and officers spotted the golf cart on Frank Street. The driver continued to evade police by driving through yards and fields, until police were able to surround the vehicle. At this point the golf cart drove into the ditch and the driver took off on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, he was arrested without incident. The passenger, a 16-year-old male, was arrested, but later released without charges.
The 15-year-old driver, from the RM of St. Clements, is facing several charges including Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle, Impaired Operation with over 80 mg %, Flight from Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest. He was also charged under provincial acts for Driving without a Driver's Licence and Consumption of Liquor by a Minor.
He is scheduled to appear in court on February 26, 2021.
Selkirk RCMP continue to investigate.