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Alberta man arrested after rolling stolen Hummer near Sundre

A 42-year-old Rimbey man tried to evade police but was arrested after he rolled a stolen Hummer near Sundre.
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Alan Ray McAbee, 42, of Rimbey faces 18 charges after he was arrested shortly after he rolled a stolen 2003 Hummer near Sundre.

A 42-year-old man from Rimbey faces several charges, including possession of a firearm, after police caught up to him when he rolled a stolen vehicle near Sundre on Jan. 10.

Police attempted to stop the 2003 Black Hummer on Range Road 34 north of Township Road 340 around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, but the driver, Alan Ray McAbee, sped through it and evaded police. 

Mounties said once they realized the suspect wouldn't comply, they terminated the traffic stop. 

The stolen vehicle continued travelling northbound at a high rate of speed. Police found it around six kilometres later after the suspect rolled it into the ditch. 

The vehicle was empty. McAbee tried to flee on foot through a field. 

Additional RCMP units from Olds, Sundre and Innisfail, as well as the RCMP Police Dog Services were called in to assist. 

Before police dogs arrived, McAbee was eventually arrested without incident. 

An ambulance attended the scene to examine the suspect after the rollover and he was transported to hospital for further assessment. 

He was later released back into police custody. 

McAbee faces 18 charges, including flight from a peace officer, possession of a weapon and firearm, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and operating a motor vehicle while prohibited. 

He was also charged with having more than 30 grams of cannabis on his person and possession for the purpose of trafficking. 

McAbee did not speak to bail and was remanded in custody. He is set to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on Jan. 24. 


Caitlin Clow

About the Author: Caitlin Clow

Caitlin is the editor of the Okotoks Western Wheel and Cochrane Eagle. She graduated from Mount Royal's Journalism program in 2015 and has worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia and Black Press.
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