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High-speed chase lands drunk driver in jail

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Brandon Police Service (BRANDON POLICE SERVCE)

A dramatic high-speed pursuit through the city early Sunday morning ended after a driver crashed in the outskirts of Brandon and ran on foot before being bit by a police dog.

Shortly before 2 a.m., Brandon police suspected the driver was drunk on McTavish Avenue. After cops flipped on their sirens, the driver put the pedal to the metal and continued to 41st Street and then on to Park Avenue, blowing through a red light.

 According to police, the 21-year-old man was speeding through the city at more than 100 km/h as he raced out of the city on Victoria Avenue.
The Bethany man, who had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, buried the gas pedal, going more than 140 km/h while officers chased him down Highway 1A. 
After the driver braked on the highway, he reportedly lost control, slid into a ditch near Kemnay, and ran away in a brazen attempt to shake the cops.
But he didn't get far. A police dog quickly caught up with him and bit him in the arm. After a brief stop at the Brandon Regional Health Centre to treat the bite, he was then taken to jail.
The man is facing a slew of charges, including impaired driving, dangerous driving, flight from police, and resisting arrest. 
He was scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.
» Brandon Sun 

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