RCMP respond to truck failing to stop for police

Salmon Arm

2022-02-11 12:44 PST

Police officers stopped a semi-truck and tractor unit on Hwy #1, after it failed to stop for police near Sorrento, BC.

On Thursday, February 11, 2002, at approximately 1:30 pm, a member of the BC Highway Patrol attempted to pull over a semi-truck and tractor unit near Sorrento. The truck initially stopped but as the officer was approaching, it resumed travelling eastbound on Hwy #1.

A description of the truck and trailer was broadcast to other members working in the area and a member of the Salmon Arm detachment located the truck still travelling eastbound on Hwy #1 near Carlin School. The member attempted to pull the vehicle over near Hwy #1 and Ford Rd, but it refused to stop and the member ceased their attempt to pull the vehicle over.

Although no pursuit of the truck was initiated, police received reports from the public concerning the driving behaviour as it allegedly passed through red lights, passed on double solid yellow lines and continued driving at speeds in excess of 100 kms/hour.

Police vehicles along Hwy #1 were able to periodically update the truck’s location, while a unit form the RCMP Air Services Division was brought in to help. The semi truck travelled through several jurisdictions including, Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and travelling towards Revelstoke.

Police were able deploy tire deflation devices at various locations along the highway in an attempt to get the truck stopped safely. RCMP members from the various detachments along with members from the South East District Emergency Reponse Team, the BC Highway patrol and the RCMP Air Services Division were successful in getting the truck stopped on Hwy #1 near the Malakwa four lanes.

The driver of the truck was taken into custody without further incident and is facing several charges. Thankfully, there were no injuries to the public or the officers involved.

Released by:

Sgt. Scott Lachapelle
Operations NCO
Salmon Arm RCMP

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