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Charges laid after stolen truck crashes into semi

Two men are facing charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash involving a stolen vehicle. Their truck was first spotted by Grande Prairie RCMP on patrol in a hotel parking lot downtown around 1:30 a.m. the morning of March 24th.

When officers turned on their lights, the man got inside and sped off down 100th Street. Police didn’t follow, but a Police Dog Services member leaving an unrelated incident reportedly witnessed the truck drive into the driver’s side of a semi at the intersection of 84 Avenue and 109 Street.

The officer was able to stop the driver as he tried to run off, and the police dog was able to track and find a man who had been in the front passenger seat hiding nearby. A woman who was also a passenger stayed in the vehicle and was taken to hospital by EMS with injuries. The semi driver wasn’t hurt.

RCMP say the vehicle involved in the crash had been stolen from an auto repair shop in Grande Prairie earlier that night. The 24 and 25 year old men are facing charges, among which are impaired operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop, and possession of property obtained by crime.

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