RCMP in Whitecourt are on the hunt for an allegedly drunk driver who nearly hit a CN Rail employee working on the tracks downtown last night.
The suspect was spotted shortly after 9 p.m. on Highway 43 east of the town, but they fled and the police chase was called off due to safety concerns.
The vehicle he was driving was later found rolled in a ditch in the Blue Ridge area, but police dogs were unable to track him down.
43 year old Robert Ali Duncan, a resident of the Blue Ridge, was stopped in another stolen vehicle, but he again took off, resulting in an officer shooting his gun towards the rear tire.
No one was injured, but Duncan is still considered at large.
He is described as Aboriginal. 6’0″, 185 pounds, with a shaven head and a scorpion tattooed on the left side of his neck.
He was last seen driving a blue granite metallic 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup with a crew cab and short box.
It’s believed he’s armed and dangerous, with a history of unpredictable behaviour.
If you know of his whereabouts, contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Photos: (top) Duncan in 2010 (bottom) A similar looking vehicle to the one he was last seen driving