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Man Drives Stolen Truck Into Drayton Valley RCMP Detachment

01/21/2015 06:07 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT
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DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. - Charges are pending after a man drove a stolen pickup truck into the side of an Alberta RCMP detachment.

Mounties in Drayton Valley, southwest of Edmonton, say the truck broke through a secure overhead door and caused extensive damage.

The driver then walked into the main part of the building and was taken into custody.

Police say drug use is suspected and they don't believe the RCMP were being targeted.

They believe the driver may be linked to recent instances of mischief, break and enter, vehicle theft and impaired driving.

The RCMP are still conducting their investigation.

David Andrew Franklin Yurkiw, 38, of Drayton Valley, is charged with the following offences:

  • Theft of motor vehicle

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while disqualified
  • Mischief over $5000 dollars
  • Two counts of possession of Ammunition while prohibited
  • Three counts of failing to comply with recognizance

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