Police stop vehicle

Charges are likely after a suspected stolen vehicle fled from police in Lake Country.

On Thursday at 11:30 p.m., police were tracking a suspected stolen vehicle on Old Vernon Road, near Kelowna International Airport. Ultimately, it got on to Highway 97 and went into Lake Country.

“Investigators followed in an unmarked police vehicle and called ahead to waiting officers, who subsequently deployed a spike belt,” said Cst. Kris Clark, with the RCMP.

“Despite all four tires deteriorating quickly, several marked police vehicles with lights and sirens blaring and the driver only able to continue slowly, he showed no signs of stopping. Before long, the car was riding on several rims and spraying sparks, with the undercarriage smoking.”

As they came up to the exit for the Pelmewash Parkway, the car was now on fire and the driver stopped. The police quickly took him into custody.

“Investigators found the man to be prohibited from driving and his front female passenger to be wanted on outstanding warrants for the same offence,” said Clark.

Two girls, ages five and eight, were found in the rear seat. They were uninjured and were referred to the appropriate authorities.

A 48-year-old Kelowna man faces potential charges of cause of pursuit and driving while prohibited. He was expected to appear in court Friday.

A 41-year-old Kelowna woman was held on warrants and was also expected to appear in court Friday.


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