A 26-year-old Regina man is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving impaired, resisting arrest and assaulting two people, including a police officer.
The Regina Police Service (RPS) received a report of an impaired driver on 28th Avenue on Thursday, July 6 at around 12 p.m.
Patrol officers found the suspect vehicle in the Harbour Landing neighbourhood and conducted a traffic stop, where the driver ignored police and fled from officers at a high speed.
Police received multiple reports of the same vehicle speeding and driving erratically on the Ring Road at around 12:30 p.m.
The vehicle was travelling northbound when it collided with a guardrail near the Assiniboine Avenue exit. The driver exited the vehicle, walked out into traffic and began throwing objects at other vehicles.
According to police, a driver who witnessed the collision was assaulted when he tried helping the suspect. When police arrived, officers found the suspect in the ditch swinging a metal pipe, which he threw at an officer inside a patrol vehicle.
Police say the man was not compliant with commands, resisted arrest and assaulted an officer during the arrest.
According to police an investigation confirmed the suspect was the same driver that evaded police during the traffic stop, and the vehicle driven by the suspect was stolen.
The man has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, failure to stop after an accident, assault, resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
He made his first appearance in Provincial Court Friday morning.