Calgary, AB,

Police stop early morning dangerous driver

The Calgary Police Service has one man in custody after a U-Haul cube van was driven dangerously across the city.

Police were called at approximately 4:30 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, after the cube van collided with another vehicle near the intersection of 52 Street and Peigan Trail S.E. The cube van fled the scene and police received multiple calls reporting it driving at high rates of speed, running red lights and driving in oncoming traffic.

Police attempted a traffic stop, but the driver did not pull over. Officers followed the vehicle attempting to stop it until the driver evaded police on the northeast portion of McKnight Boulevard just before 6 a.m.

Thanks to tips from the public, police located the vehicle again around 6:30 a.m., parked in the 3900 block of Centre A Street N.E. One man was taken into custody without incident.

Police believe multiple vehicles may have been hit by the cube van between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Officers are still working to determine exactly how many vehicles were involved, but no major injuries have been reported. It is unknown why the vehicle was driving dangerously, however, there is nothing to suggest that the driver was intentionally trying to harm anyone.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact investigators through the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store

CASE # 19490692