Thursday, January 31, 2008

Man arrested after rolling van and calling 911

Garth Pratt, in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, crashed his van on January 16 and got lost. He has been charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with breach of probation, impaired driving, driving while disqualified, using an imitation gun while uttering a threat to kill, possession of an imitation weapon, and uttering a threat to kill.

The RCMP were called to a house after midnight on Jan. 16, responding to a report of a fight taking place. Pratt had left the residence earlier, while not wearing shoes, socks or a shirt.

About 9 miles from home, Pratt's van rolled and he called 911 and a dispatcher stayed in contact with him for nearly four hours while emergency crews searched for him. Using cellular phone towers to help triangulate his location, he was eventually found and taken to a hospital with frostbitten feet.

Pratt has been released from the hospital and is due in court. (info from Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

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