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Sask. Mounties capture man who fled during vehicle stop

Impaired driving check stop leads to drug bust in Yorkton, Sask. on Sunday.
A man who fled from police during a traffic stop has been arrested in Swift Current. File / Global News

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – A man who fled into a remote area of Saskatchewan to avoid capture by the Mounties is now in custody. Aleksandr Levin was arrested in Swift Current late Monday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m. Friday, police were conducting a vehicle stop on Highway 4 near Kyle. Levin took off on foot into an area known as Matador Hills, which is described as remote and rugged.

Officers from a number of detachments, along with a plane from Civil Air Search and Rescue, searched the area for Levin to no avail.

There were concerns for his safety.

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He was spotted at a Swift Current business Monday afternoon and arrested without incident.

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Levin, 48, has been charged with flight from police and made his first court appearance on Tuesday.