Man charged after allegedly striking power pole with stolen truck

By larongeNOW Staff
June 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

A 29-year-old man is facing 10 criminal charges after allegedly striking a power pole while he was fleeing from police in a stolen truck.

According to La Ronge RCMP, officers received a complaint June 16 of an erratic driver on Highway 2 between La Ronge and Air Ronge at approximately 11:30 p.m. The suspect truck was later located at a business along La Ronge Ave. in the early morning hours of June 17, and police determined it was stolen from Regina.

The RCMP attempted to stop the driver a short while later, but the driver allegedly fled from police and struck the power pole. The driver fled on foot into nearby brush, RCMP said, but police quickly received a separate complaint of an unknown male breaking into a residence near where the power pole was struck. The suspect was located inside the residence and was arrested without further incident.

RCMP charged Lyndon Houghton, of Nipawin, with four counts of breach of probation, break-and-enter, flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and mischief over $5,000. Houghton made his first court appearance today in La Ronge Provincial Court, and is presumed innocent at this stage.


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