RCMP at the scene on Wutke Road just off Highway 97. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

UPDATED: Driver sped through Lac la Hache at more than of 150 km/h, witnesses say

Suspect still at large, public not believed to be in danger at this time

RELATED: Chase suspect arrested without incident in fields near Exeter Station Road

UPDATE (10:20 p.m.): RCMP received a call at about 4:17 p.m. about a speeding vehicle heading south in the north area of Lac la Hache.

“This vehicle was seen driving at a high rate of speed and an aggressive manner. Witnesses believe his speeds were in excess of 150 kilometres per hour,” said Staff Sergeant Svend Nielsen.

Members of the RCMP tried to make contact with the vehicle but the driver passed the officers and there was no pursuit. The vehicle continued through 100 Mile House and RCMP units stayed on patrol to locate the vehicle.

“Prior to doing the further patrols, the members had contacted our on-call centre and asked for helicopter support, this is routinely done in events where high-speed vehicles are seen speeding along our highways on some occasions,” said Nielsen.

The helicopter was asked to assist after the vehicle was found and to help search for any possible suspects. A police dog service unit from Kamloops was also asked to the scene to assist in the search.

“After several hours of looking in the general area of where the vehicle was located with the assistance from both A-4 [the helicopter] and the police dog service team from Kamloops, the suspect hasn’t been located yet,” he said.

The vehicle has been seized for further investigation.

There was also a concern for a passenger in the vehicle but that person has been safely found in Williams Lake.

“At this time we don’t believe there is any further danger or risk to the public. He [the suspect] is still at large,” said Nielsen.

The RCMP are still investigating.

UPDATE (9:15 p.m.): RCMP are still on-site. We’re still waiting to hear back.

ORIGINAL POST: There is a heavy RCMP presence on Wutke Road off Highway 97, including a helicopter.

This a developing story.

Just Posted

Police asking for assistance regarding trafffic fatality near Clinton

A single male occupant was killed on Oct. 21 when his car went off the highway.

Did you exercise your civic duty by voting for mayor and council of 100 Mile House?

Did you exercise your civic duty by voting for mayor and council… Continue reading

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Ovechkin has 4 points as Caps rough up Canucks 5-2

WATCH: Defending champs pick up impressive win in Vancouver

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

More court before Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case is extradited here

Appeals must be dealt with in Europe, before charges faced in B.C.

Crown says man guilty of B.C. girl’s 1978 murder based on alleged confession

Jury hears details of girl’s 1978 murder while Crown says man should be convicted of girl’s murder based on alleged confession.

BCHL alumni has NHL jersey retired by Anaheim Ducks

Paul Kariya played with the Penticton Vees from 1990-1992

Most Read