On Feb. 15, 2023, members of the Western Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit with assistance of officers from Fairview RCMP Detachment, located repeat offender and Fairview resident Malcolm Testawits (39), operating a motor vehicle on the highway near Fairview. A traffic stop was attempted however, Testawits fled at high rates of speed. The vehicle Testawits was driving was seen veering off the road and drove off an embankment. Testawits was arrested and charged with:
·Flight from police
·Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
·Driving while prohibited
·Possession of break in instruments
·Fail to comply with release order (x2)
Testawits was taken before a Justice of the Peace and remanded with his next court appearance set for Feb. 22, 2023, at Fairview Provincial Court.
Information provided by Fairview RCMP