It took a lengthy chase, but RCMP were able to catch a man after getting a complaint about an alleged assault.
A man and woman were on the side of Highway 25 on Sunday afternoon, about 10 km south of Weyburn. Someone contacted police about a possible assault and minutes later, another complaint came in about erratic driving. In both complaints, the person described a red Cadillac Escalade.
About a half hour after the complaints, RCMP officers found the vehicle on a grid road in the community of Beaubier. (The woman was later found safe at a home there.)
The vehicle fled when police approached, heading into a field, driving through a fence and moving onto grid and farm roads. The officers did not pursue it.
Instead, they let U.S. authorities know. Then, they found the vehicle near Lake Alma. It again fled from police by heading onto private pastureland.
It wasn’t long after that officers found a tire blown out on Highway 18 near Lake Alma.
Nearby in a field, the Escalade was spotted. Someone was trying to change a tire.
The man ran from officers for about a kilometer before being arrested. He was tased during the arrest, but RCMP say he didn’t require medical treatment.
Isaak Neufeld Boldt, 34, faces several charges including assaulting a peace officer, impaired driving, driving while disqualified, mischief and resisting arrest. Before his arrest, officers from Fillmore/Radville RCMP, Weyburn RCMP, White Butte RCMP Police Dog Services and Estevan Traffic Services were involved.
He is to appear in Weyburn court Tuesday morning.