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Routine traffic stop leads to Enderby arrest of wanted man

A passenger, with warrants, attempted to make a run for it, but was easily snatched up
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has arrested two men after a routine traffic stop in Enderby late Tuesday (Nov. 21) night. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star) The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has arrested a man after a string of early morning fires. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

A wanted man was found, fled and promptly arrested after a routine traffic stop by Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.

An officer was patrolling in Enderby late Tuesday, Nov. 21, when they stopped a vehicle for a driving infraction near the intersection of Fortune Road and Highway 97A.

The man operating the vehicle was detained by police after checks confirmed he was prohibited from driving. In addition, the plate on the vehicle did not match and there was no valid insurance.

At the same time, the passenger in the stopped vehicle, who had multiple arrest warrants, made a run for it and attempted to flee on foot.

The man did not make it far as he was easily taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a number of violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act and was released from custody pending a later court appearance.

The passenger, a 51-year-old Enderby man, remains in custody on his warrants and is expected to appear in court later today.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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