Man In Custody Following Weekend Crime Spree

Monday, January 15, 2007 at 13:04



A 23-year-old Aboriginal man from Saskatoon is facing a number of charges after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and leading police on a high-speed chase over the weekend.


Lyndon Kequahtooway made his first court appearance in Regina this morning after police arrested him Saturday.


The Mounties say a vehicle involved in a minor collision in Regina sped away north on Highway 11.


Lumsden RCMP located the suspect vehicle, which did not stop for police and was pursued.


The vehicle avoided a spike belt near Chamberlain and in an attempt to avoid a second spike belt near Blackstrap, the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled several times.


The driver then attempted to run but was arrested after a short foot chase.


He was taken to a Saskatoon hospital and later released into police custody.


Upon further investigation, the RCMP discovered the vehicle was stolen from Saskatoon in the early morning hours, and that the driver of the same vehicle was suspected of stealing gas from a Chamberlain gas station.


The suspect is facing charges of impaired driving, possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstruction by providing a false name, possession of break and enter tools, theft under $5,000, driving without a valid licence and failing to report a traffic collision.