Drugs, weapons found in vehicle after dangerous driving incident
A Regina police cruiser is seen in this file image.
REGINA -- A man has been charged in connection to a dangerous driving incident early on Saturday morning, where police discovered drugs and weapons in a vehicle.
In a release, the Regina Police Service (RPS) said members were dispatched to the area of 7th Ave. and Robinson St. around 3:50 a.m., and saw a suspicious vehicle driving in a dangerous manner. The vehicle was seen driving at high speeds and disobeying traffic laws.
According to the release, the vehicle exited onto Ring Road from Albert St., where a spike belt was used to try to stop the vehicle.
The vehicle continued for a short distance, but became stuck in a field. Police said the driver fled on foot.
The man was taken into custody after a brief pursuit on foot. Police said he was wearing a protective vest and had a knife.
After a search, RPS said drugs and several weapons, including an expandable baton, a cross bow and machete, were found in the vehicle.
As a result, a 32-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance, two counts of possession of a weapon and possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on Monday, Nov. 23.