Police apprehend prohibited driver with 8 arrest warrants

By Jill Sperling
April 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 4:51pm

KAMLOOPS — A 28-year-old man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from police during a traffic stop. 

The Kamloops RCMP Traffic Section, Canadian Pacific Railway Police, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance were involved in a joint traffic enforcement project on Mission Flats Road Thursday morning when they stopped a man for speeding. 

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the man then decided to flee. 

"The suspect drove past those police, and then exited the road onto a train track - he followed the train track, [and] got two flat tires. The driver and his female passanger then got out of the truck and ran up a hill, and into some brush," explained Shelkie.

Officers caught up with and arrested the pair, who are from Grande Prairie. 

The man had eight warrants in B.C., a suspended Alberta driver's license and no license in B.C.

He will be going before a judge Friday to deal with his outstanding warrants, and faces new charges of Flight from a Police Officer, Dangerous Driving, and Resisting Arrest. 

The woman, 23, will also face a charge of Flight from a Police Officer. 

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