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Car-chase suspects to be held over the weekend

With guns drawn, Brandon Police Service members take down a suspect (obstructed by the vehicle) in a string of car robberies after a stolen Buick LeSabre hit the ditch on Highway 110 east of Brandon after a police pursuit on Tuesday morning. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were taken into custody.

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With guns drawn, Brandon Police Service members take down a suspect (obstructed by the vehicle) in a string of car robberies after a stolen Buick LeSabre hit the ditch on Highway 110 east of Brandon after a police pursuit on Tuesday morning. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were taken into custody.

A couple who led police on a high-speed chase that ended east of Brandon will spend a few more days in jail awaiting their next court date.

Anthony Paul Blais, 42, and Laura Lee Dawn Palmer, 33, are accused of a string of car thefts, an attempted break-in, and several dangerous driving offences, as well as fleeing from police.

Their spree allegedly started in Lethbridge, Alta., then moved through Saskatchewan before entering Manitoba.

They were captured by Brandon police on Thursday morning after allegedly screaming into the city from Kemany at speeds of up to 150 km/h.

Police pursued a speeding white Buick through the city until the end of Victoria Avenue East, when the pair allegedly turned onto Highway 110, tried to pass another car, and clipped it, ending up in the ditch.

After being held overnight, they were to appear in Brandon court this morning, but that appearance was remanded until Monday.

For the full story of yesterday's chase, including maps and video, click here.

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