CPS lay charges against driver of U-Haul van who fled police on Thursday

Nov 15 2019, 12:10 pm

The driver of the U-Haul cube van who (briefly) eluded police on Thursday morning has been charged by the Calgary Police Service on multiple counts.

A release from the service states that 39-year-old Daryl Noble had been behind the wheel of a van that took police vehicles on a chase throughout the city in the early hours of November 14, eventually escaping somewhere on the northeast portion of McKnight Boulevard at around 6 am.

Tips led police to a home on the 3900 block of Centre A Street NE by 6:30 am, and Noble was arrested without incident.

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The release notes that the van had been driving through red lights and into oncoming traffic at high rates of speed, and that at least 10 vehicles, including five police vehicles, were damaged as a result.

It is noted that the number of total vehicles damaged is “expected to increase as the investigation connects other damaged vehicles to this incident.”

Noble now faces charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, flight from a police officer, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended licence, theft of a motor vehicle, and three counts of breaching a court order.

No one was injured as a result of this incident, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information — or who may have woken up to find their vehicle damaged on Thursday — is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.

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