On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 7:06 p.m., police observed a motorcycle with two riders travelling westbound on Victoria Avenue at an extremely high rate of speed. Police activated lights and sirens and followed the motorcycle onto Arcola Avenue. The westbound motorcycle was initially slowed by traffic on Arcola Avenue and then turned onto 11th Avenue through a red light on Winnipeg Street and 11th Avenue. Believing that the driver of the motorcycle did not intend to pull over, police disengaged lights and sirens at the traffic light and observed the motorcycle turning northbound out of sight onto Broad Street.
When the police vehicle was able to safely proceed northbound on Broad Street, the police member noticed a dust cloud visible at the intersection of the east Broad Street Service road and South Railway Street. Police attended to find the female passenger of the motorcycle sitting in the middle of the intersection. Tire tracks indicated that the motorcycle had lost control and slid out. Police caught up to the driver, pushing the motorcycle, who was arrested.
Both the driver and the passenger were attended by EMS and transported to hospital, with injuries described as minor.
Twenty-nine year-old Michael Andrew SHALANKSKI (DOB: 1986/11/23), of Regina, is charged with Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident Involving Bodily Harm [252(1.2) CC], Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle [249(3) CC], Flight While Pursued by Police Officer [249.1(4)(A) CC], and Driving While Disqualified [259(4) CC].
SHALANSKI made his first appearance in court this morning, April 4, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.