On Sept. 16, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a member of Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of 68 Street and Taylor Drive.
This traffic stop led to an impaired driving investigation and the application of a roadside screening test. The driver refused and attempted to flee. The RCMP officer attempted to stop the suspect and an interaction occurred. The suspect then fled the location in their vehicle.
With assistance from additional Red Deer RCMP resources, the suspect car was located a short time later and the individual was taken into custody.
Moses Danto, 25, of Calgary is charged with:
· Assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm
· Disarming a peace officer
· Dangerous operation of a vehicle
· Refusal to comply with a demand
· Flight from peace officer
· Possession of an identity document
· Failure to comply with conditions (x3)
· Failure to attend court
Following a judicial hearing, Danto was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 2, 2020.
The Red Deer RCMP would like to thank the members of the public who came to the aide of the officer at the time of this incident.
The Red Deer RCMP member sustained minor injuries and received treatment in hospital. The suspect did not require medical treatment.