Police responded to a break and enter on Wednesday at a rural business off Highway 2a in Ponoka County, Alta.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a person trying to leave the scene in a vehicle.
RCMP said the driver crashed the vehicle into a fence and it ended up in a ditch.
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RCMP said the suspect was attempting to steal copper wire and the damages are estimated between $15,000 and $20,000.
Matthew Phillip Levesque was arrested.
The 38-year-old man was charged with break and enter, dangerous driving, flight from police and mischief.
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