A man’s attempt to flee police using an airport runway has landed him in custody.
Police had tried to pull the pickup over yesterday in the town of Edson, when it sped away. Police soon heard reports of a vehicle breaking through the security gate at the airport and driving down the runway.
Trucks don’t have wings, so it ran off the runway and burst into flames. The airport had to be shut down for a time for emergency crews to respond, while the driver fled into the nearby woods. He was picked up on foot in a residential area.
The man’s charges include drug possession, criminal flight, and endangering an airport. (kdr)