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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Man arrested in Taber after fleeing twice from police

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TABER, AB – A 25 year old Taber man has been arrested after a police vehicle was hit during a traffic stop in that town.

Early on June 16, Taber Police tried to pull over a car. The driver did stop briefly, however the vehicle then took off at a high rate of speed.

Officers were able to identify the driver and later found the vehicle and boxed in it so the driver wouldn’t take off a second time.

The man behind the wheel though tried anyway, backed into one police car and did manage to get away a second time.

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On Thursday, the suspect was eventually tracked down and arrested.

Colin Alexander Meissner is facing a list of charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assaulting a police officer.

He’s been released and will appear in court in August. The officer wasn’t hurt.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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