Police dog subdues alleged dangerous driver

By Greg Fry
November 1, 2017 - 3:01pm

KAMLOOPS — A case of dangerous driving will land a Kamloops man in court later this month.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it stems from an incident early Tuesday morning when a man was spotted travelling eastbound on Valleyview Drive "at an extremely high rate of speed."

"The officer turned on his emergency lights in an attempt to pull the vehicle over but instead, the driver sped up," she says. "As the vehicle went around a corner the driver lost control, crossed into the opposing lane, went over the curb, across two lawns and three driveways before coming to a stop."

Shelkie says the man then fled the vehicle prompting Mounties to call in police dog Fargo.

The pooch found the suspect hiding in some bushes near a business on the East Trans Canada Highway.

"The suspect punched at the police dog but the dog quickly subdued him and pulled him out of the bushes. The suspect was then arrested by officers without incident," she says.

The suspect, who is known to police, was treated for injuries he received from the dog while Fargo escaped unscathed.

Shelkie says an investigation revealed the driver was prohibited from driving at the time of the incident. In addition to that, the vehicle did not have insurance and the wrong plate was on the vehicle.

The 22 year old is facing charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle and flight from police.

He is due in court Nov. 14.

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