Prohibited driver arrested
2021-06-10 09:55 PDT
File # 2021-20282
A late-night traffic stop ended in the arrest of a prohibited driver.
Just after 12:30 a.m. on June 8, 2021, while on routine patrols, a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services observed a vehicle traveling at 43km/h in a posted 70km/h zone. The member attempted a traffic stop on Highway 97 N near Northwood Pulpmill Road; however, instead of stopping for police the driver fled down a dead-end road.
Frontline members attended the area and attempted to locate the vehicle and driver. Police are familiar with the driver and know he has a driving prohibition. The vehicle was located and fled from police a second time and the driver rammed through a set of metal gates and into a large field. The passenger ran into the field and was located and arrested with the help of a Police Dog Services team. The driver was located a short distance away, having gotten the vehicle stuck on a hill. The male driver resisted arrest and attempted to spray members with bear spray; police took the male into custody and transported both parties to the Prince George RCMP Detachment.
Police released both the driver and the passenger with future court dates.
The investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cst. Jennifer CooperCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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