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Teen faces 8 charges after allegedly speeding away from police in Thickwood

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Teen faces 8 charges after allegedly speeding away from police in Thickwood

An 18-year-old is in custody after a case of reckless driving in Thickwood Monday afternoon.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say they and Sheriffs observed a car speeding down Thickwood Boulevard in the noon hour. After turning on their lights, the driver failed to stop and sped away. Shortly after, police discovered the vehicle abandoned in a cul-de -sac. A police dog was used to locate the male suspect, who was then arrested.

Nathan Gordey of Fort McMurray remains in police custody and is facing eight charges:

  • Possession of stolen property
  • Failing to comply with condition of recognizance
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Possession of cannabis
  • Unauthorized licence plate
  • Operating a motor vehicle not insured
  • Operating unregistered motor vehicle

A court date hasn’t been set, and police are still looking for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact RCMP at 780-788-4040.

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