A 25 year-old male, from Montmartre, SK, is facing a charge of Evading Police after a high-speed pursuit of a vehicle on the Ring Road on Monday, May 14, 2018.
At approximately 11:23 a.m., on Monday, May 14, 2018, a Regina Police Service member, who is part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) team for the Regina area, was heading southbound on the Ring Road, en route to Highway #1, east of the city. The officer observed a vehicle, approaching in the northbound lanes, at a very high rate of speed. The officer activated his lidar (radar) equipment and obtained confirmation that the vehicle, a black Ford Mustang, was travelling at 165 km/h. The officer made a u-turn in the meridian and headed northbound, behind the speeding vehicle, with emergency equipment activated. The suspect vehicle accelerated away from the officer’s vehicle, which pursued briefly, but then discontinued when the police vehicle peaked at a speed of 175-180 km/h. The officer observed the suspect vehicle fleeing onto Ross Avenue and then Winnipeg Street, before losing sight of the car. The officer then did an area search, at normal speeds, and encountered the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and Broad Street. The officer was able to place his vehicle in the path of the suspect vehicle and made the arrest of the driver, without further incident. Further investigation led to a criminal code charge against the male driver of the Mustang.
Twenty-five year-old Dane Iliya RUSK, of Montmartre, SK, is charged with Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer, contrary to section 249.1(1) of the Criminal Code. The accused was released on an officer’s recognizance and will make his first court appearance on the charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.