June 4, 2015 12:05 pm
Updated: June 4, 2015 2:07 pm

Man tries to evade Sask. Mounties at speeds up to 200 km/h

Saskatchewan Mounties use spike belt to stop wanted man trying to evade them at speeds up to 200 km/h.

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MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – A man is behind bars after attempting to escape capture by trying to evade police at speeds approaching 200 km/h. Aaron Gardiner, who wanted on numerous Criminal Code warrants, was spotted Monday by Mounties around 3 p.m. on Highway 155 north of Green Lake, Sask.

Police say when they attempted to stop the Ford Explorer Gardiner was driving, he took off at speeds estimated at 200 km/h. Mounties did not pursue.

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Members from seven different detachments in northwest Saskatchewan were involved in locating the Explorer, which was next spotted traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 55 after tips from the public.

A spike belt was deployed to disable the Explorer and Gardiner took off on foot. He was tracked down by a canine unit and Meadow Lake RCMP officer.

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Gardiner, 37, is charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, uttering threats, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a judge’s undertaking.

He appeared in Meadow Lake provincial court on Tuesday and is being held until his next appearance on June 8.

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