07/31/2014 11:20 EDT | Updated 09/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan man faces multiple charges after police pursuit on highway

VEGREVILLE, Alta. - A Saskatchewan man is facing charges after RCMP in Vegreville, Alta., had to deploy a spike belt to stop a suspected impaired driver who was speeding at an excessively high rate down the Yellowhead Highway.

RCMP say they got several calls about the incident Thursday and tried to pull the vehicle over but failed.

A spike belt was eventually deployed at Elk Island Park with the assistance of Sherwood Park RCMP, bringing the pursuit to an end.

Duane Michael Boser, 49, of Edam, Sask., has been charged with flight from a peace officer while being pursued, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired driving, possession of marijuana and theft of gas.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Vegreville on Aug. 11.