Prohibited driver hit police vehicle south of 100 Mile

Suspect charged with numerous offences and released from custody after initial investigation

On Oct. 16, at 2:30 p.m. RCMP Cariboo Central Traffic Services and 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a known prohibited driver in a red Pontiac Grand Am south of 100 Mile House BC driving along Highway 97 northbound, according to RCMP. An attempted traffic stop resulted in the vehicle fleeing from the patrol vehicle at a low rate of speed. A short time later, the vehicle was seen turning onto Alder Ave at Jens Street. 100 Mile House RCMP members attempted to stop the driver by pulling up to the front of it as it appeared to be stopping for police at that time. After almost coming to a stop, the car sped off again, making contact with the fully marked patrol vehicle. The Grand Am suffered damage to the driver’s side passenger tire. The patrol vehicle suffered minimal damage to the front bumper as most of the contact was on the tow hook.

The vehicle continued northbound along Cariboo Trail. Police did not continue in their attempts to stop the vehicle as the driver’s identity had been confirmed by responding members at that time. The Grand Am continued to Cedar Avenue, with smoke billowing from the damaged rear tire along the way. This was witnessed by several citizens who were walking or driving along the same route. The vehicle was seen by witnesses to stop at a residence in the 200 block of Cedar Avenue.

All officers available converged on that location and a 19-year-old female was taken into custody shortly thereafter. The Grand Am was impounded and is no longer a risk to the public. The female has been charged with a number of offences and was released from custody after the initial investigation. There were no injuries to the attending officers or the suspect driver.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this investigation, they can contact 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or contact Crime Stoppers. Please refer to file 2019-3859.


newsroom@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Section of Horse Lake Road closed after vehicle incident

Traffic is stopped somewhere between Wolfe Road and Ryall Road

‘Very disrespectful’: Cariboo first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

BC Cannabis Stores set to open in Williams Lake Nov. 27

BC Cannabis Stores is slated to open for business at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Cariboo rollover victim raises concern over Kamloops discharge

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Assistance in purchasing hay for Cariboo-Chilcotin ranchers

‘This program could be the difference of many ranches remaining viable’

VIDEO: Ron MacLean says he doesn’t believe former co-host Don Cherry is racist

Sportsnet fired Cherry on Nov. 11, two days after controversial on-air comments during ‘Coach’s Corner’

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Distracted driving tickets not for ICBC revenue, B.C. minister says

Minister Mike Farnworth calls SenseBC analysis ‘nonsense’

CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

Companies calling on the federal government to ‘do everything in its power’ to end the strike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils new Liberal cabinet

Pivotal role in his new cabinet for a minority-government era goes to Chrystia Freeland

B.C. mom, kids on bike turned away from Tim Hortons drive-thru

Car-free for years, Charity Millar ‘felt gross’ being denied service

B.C. woman puts call out for 10,000 personal, heartfelt Christmas cards for the homeless

Christmas Card Collective enters into third year of making spirits bright

No turn signals, double-parking among top concerns for B.C. drivers: poll

Two-thirds of B.C. drivers said that not using turn signals was their biggest pet peeve

Man accused in fatal Shuswap church shooting also charged with arson

Parmenter family home badly damaged by fire a month before killing

Most Read