Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pincher Creek fugitive apprehended and sentenced for 2012 impaired driving incident

RCMP press release

During the early hours of the morning on November 18th, 2012, a vehicle roll-over occurred in a residential area of Pincher Creek. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a parked vehicle and rolled onto a second parked vehicle. Both occupants were injured and transported to hospital.

File photos of November 18, 2012 incident

The driver, Cameron Keller, 34, was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to provide a sample of his breath, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and driving while disqualified.

Shortly after being released pending his court hearing, Keller fled the country to Southeast Asia. On May 28th, 2014, after more than a year and a half abroad, Keller returned to Canada via Vancouver airport where he was apprehended by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). He was transported to an Alberta remand center where he was set to face trial.

Keller pled guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to a period of incarceration, a driving prohibition, and is required to use a vehicle interlock device once the prohibition expires.

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