A man who ran for council this past election is facing charges after an incident in Jasper.
On Tuesday (Apr.10) at around 7 p.m., Jasper RCMP pulled Charlie Simpson over for a speeding offense.
According to police, Simpson refused to identify himself and was arrested for obstructing a peace officer. The 38-year-old then locked himself in his vehicle and refused to get out after being ordered to.
Police had to break a window on the vehicle in order to remove Simpson and take him into custody.
Simpson has been charged with obstructing a peace officer and driving at an unreasonable rate of speed. He is set to appear in Jasper Provincial Court on May 10.
The Fort Saskatchewan resident secured 498 votes in the recent election.