One person in custody following flight from police and assaulting a police officer

Prince Rupert

2021-06-28 12:40 HAP

Dossier nº 2021-4149

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Friday, June 25, 2021, Prince Rupert RCMP were conducting traffic control for a previous matter along Highway 16 at Butze Creek Rapids.

A black Honda Civic exited the line of stopped traffic and accelerated rapidly toward a police officer that was conducting traffic control. The officer jumped off the road way and narrowly avoided being struck by the car.

The vehicle fled from the scene at a high rate of speed, driving dangerously, putting the public at risk. Terrace RCMP, including BC Highway Patrol and Frontline Officers, set up spike belts at the Shames River Bridge in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle appeared to experience mechanical issues, and stopped suddenly on the highway near Kasiks Wilderness Resort and the Exchamsiks River. Police removed the driver, who refused to exit the vehicle. The driver resisted arrest, fought with police, during which, an officer was assaulted.

BC Prosecution Services have approved charges against Simon Charles Rudderham, 33-years old. He has been charged with the following offences: 

Rudderham remains in custody pending a future court date.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Madonna Saunderson

S.-off. conseillère de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Nord
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Téléphone : 250-561-3166
Cellulaire : 250-301-3521

Courriel : madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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