Alleged drunk driver speeds through construction zone
Man flees on foot, police dog tracks him down
A driver accused of driving down the wrong lane of the Trans-Canada highway, and then speeding through a construction zone, allegedly while impaired, is facing criminal charges.
The 24-year-old was stopped east of Regina on Tuesday afternoon after abandoning his car and trying to flee on foot.
Police said it got a call that a motorist in a beige Jetta was driving west in the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway between White City and the Pilot Butte turnoff.
After a while, he turned back into the correct lane and drove through a construction zone, allegedly knocking over about 10 pylons, police said.
The driver then ran off but a police dog named Chevy tracked him down in a nearby field.
The man has been charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving.