RCMP allege St. Albert man rammed Leduc police car

Leduc RCMP police vehicle rammed

An alarming trend is on display in Alberta: suspects in crime and fugitives being pursued by police appear to have little to no regard for the safety of those around them as they flee authority.

Leduc RCMP allege a St. Albert man intentionally rammed an RCMP car as police were attempting to arrest him Apr. 3.

“On April 3, 2018 a Leduc RCMP member of the Integrated Traffic Unit was conducting a laser speed enforcement operation on Highway 2,” stated a press release from Leduc RCMP spokesperson Cst. Bridget Morla.

“While conducting this operation the member noticed a truck travelling at an excessive rate of speed. The RCMP member conducted a traffic stop on the truck.

“While the RCMP member was about to exit the police vehicle the driver put the truck in reverse and rammed the police vehicle causing minor damage before fleeing the scene. The RCMP member was not injured.

“With the assistance of Edmonton Police Service’s Air One the truck and driver were located a short distance away and taken into custody. “

Morla said the suspect is from St. Albert.

“Karl Duhamel, age 35, of St Albert, is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance. Duhamel is currently being held in custody the next court appearance of April 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Leduc, Alberta. “

She noted further investigation is possible, along with more charges.

“We are thankful no one was injured,” said Cst. Morla. “It is a reminder of the dangers police officers face on a daily basis across the country when conducting traffic stops”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Lacombe Generals clip Eagles’ wings in 6-2 victory

Lacombe looking to continue to roll against Innisfail next week

‘Hey Doreen!’ becomes the latest mural in Lacombe

Digitally created mural features Nanton Street in 1949

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is back

Dinner theatre returns for 22nd season

WATCH: Robotics Mentor gives prestigious personal award to LCHS

Warren Kreway won the Woody Flowers Award for mentorship last May

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

WATCH: Robotics Mentor gives prestigious personal award to LCHS

Warren Kreway won the Woody Flowers Award for mentorship last May

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says the Liberal government needs to do more to ensure cannabis products available online are not enticing to young people

B.C. high school teacher faces sexual assault charges

A Mt. Boucherie teacher has been charged with child luring, sexual exploitation and sexual assault.

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Most Read