A 28-year-old man will be in court Friday (April 28, 2017) after a a vehicle and foot chase on Mission Flats Road and nearby train tracks.
Kamloops RCMP Traffic Section, Canadian Pacific Railway Police and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) were doing a joint traffic enforcement project on Mission Flats Road Thursday when the excitement started. At about 10:45 a.m. officers noted that a pickup truck heading westbound was travelling at 77 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone.
The officers, standing on the road, indicated for the male driver to stop, which he did. “The driver told the officers that he was going to pull his vehicle over to the side of the road but instead he quickly drove away,” said Cpl. Jodie Shelkie.
“The officers at the scene radioed ahead to other officers further down Mission Flats Road.”
She said the man drove past more police and CP Rail officers and then off the road onto a train track. The truck got two flat tires from driving down the track, at which point the driver and his female passenger left the truck and ran up a hill and through the brush. Police chased them on foot and caught up with them near the treatment plant.
Shelkie said once the male driver was in custody, it was found that he has eight warrants in B.C., a suspended driver’s license in Alberta and no license in B.C. He was arrested for flight from a police officer, dangerous driving and resisting arrest. He will go before a judge Friday to deal with his outstanding warrants, which include charges of assaulting a police officer, flight from a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, and firearms related charges. The suspect is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta.
A 23-year-old woman, also from Grande Prairie, will face a charge of flight from a police officer.