A Grande Prairie man has been sentenced to prison time after he pleaded guilty to a number of charges stemming from a police chase in Jasper.
On May 30th, 44-year-old Philip Mannix entered a guilty plea for, among other things, driving a motor vehicle while being impaired, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer with a weapon, and failing to obey a court order.
He was subsequently sentenced to 14-months in custody, 2 years of probation, a 3-year driving ban, and a 10-year firearms ban.
On April 20th, 2017, Mannix was pulled over for speeding on Highway 16, and after being placed under arrest for impaired driving, he resisted attempts to take him into custody and actively fought with officers. Despite officers trying to deploy their tasers on the scene, he was able to escape and flee in his own vehicle.
Sometime later, on Highway 93, officers were able to deploy the spike strips. The strips worked, and a short time later, Mannix came to a stop in the Jasper townsite and was arrested without further incident.