La Broquerie man charged for tanker theft


Marc-Chartier

Forty year old Marc CJ Chartier from La Broquerie faces numerous charges after an incident involving the theft of a tractor trailer and high speed chase in the United States.

By Marianne Curtis

A forty year old La Broquerie man is facing numerous charges after allegedly stealing a fuel truck and leading police on a high speed chase in the United States.

Marc CJ Chartier is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place on November 9 in Pennsylvania. During the early hours Northern York County Regional Police Department received a report of a stolen tractor trailer from Edris Oil. The 2012 White Volvo Cab was pulling a silver gasoline tanker. The operator of the truck advised that he had just hooked up to the trailer and had walked into the office.  When he exited the office the truck and trailer were gone, state police.

Two minutes later, police spotted the truck and attempted to stop it but Chartier refused to stop. Two additional cruisers joined the chase and were forced to avoid head-on collisions after he allegedly jumped lanes and headed straight for the police cars in an attempt to evade arrest.

Officers approached the vehicle while it was stopped at a red light but the driver took off before they could apprehend him. Afterwards he failed to stop at five consecutive red lights while warning oncoming drivers by applying his air-horn.

The chase finally ended when Chartier lost control of the rig while attempted to go onto an on-ramp. He lost control and hit the guard rail.

When officers approached the vehicle and demanded that he exit, he refused and was forced out by officers. Chartier was taken to area hospital and treated for minor injuries sustained in the accident.

Chartier was arraigned with numerous charges including: theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; fleeing or attempting to elude and officer; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and various traffic violations.

At last word Chartier was being held on $25,000.00 bail.

Chartier is employed as a truck driver by a Winnipeg company.

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