Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking for witnesses to come forward who may have seen this grey Sunfire being driven erratically

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking for witnesses to come forward who may have seen this grey Sunfire being driven erratically

Police ask for help

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking for witnesses to a case of erratic driving.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking for witnesses to a case of erratic driving.

On Nov. 27, at around 2:30 p.m., a concerned Armstrong resident phoned in a report of a grey Sunfire being driven erratically.

“The witness said the vehicle fish-tailed making a left-hand turn,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The vehicle was then spotted driving an estimated 160 km/hour northbound on Highway 97A, passing Baptiste Road in Enderby, and was passing vehicles on the left and along the shoulder of the road.

The Sunfire finally came to rest after crossing the centre line and striking an electrical box at the intersection of Mill Avenue and George Street in Enderby, and the male driver and female passenger were observed running from the scene and into a house in the 700 block of Russell Avenue.

Police conferred with the home owner, and found a 50-year-old man hiding in the house.

He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving while prohibited.

The suspect was released on a promise to appear in provincial court on Jan. 31, 2012.

Anybody who may have witnessed the Sunfire being driven erratically, or saw it crash into the electrical box, is asked to call the RCMP.