Suspect flees in septic truck

Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 10:27

On May 20, 2024, at approximately 9:20 am, Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP received a report that a woman had stolen the septic truck from Ebb and Flow First Nation and was last seen on Provincial Road 278.
An RCMP officer en route to the call saw the truck go through a stop sign at the intersection of PR 278 and Hwy. 68.
The truck began heading westbound on Hwy. 68, toward Ste. Rose du Lac.
The officer initiated a traffic stop, however, the driver of the septic truck did not stop.
The truck was driving erratically and veered into the oncoming lane of traffic. Officers had emergency equipment activated to alert oncoming motorists. Several motorists were forced off the road by the truck. No collisions occurred and nobody sustained physical injuries.
Officers were able to stop the vehicle when they deployed a spike belt. The truck ended up in the ditch, at which time the female driver and lone occupant of the septic truck jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, officers were able to get the female in custody.
The 29-year-old woman from Dauphin was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and dangerous driving. She was released from custody.

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