Police chase leads to arrest

Vernon RCMP received word from Lake Country that officers there were pursuing a pickup

Nobody was seriously injured following a bizarre incident Wednesday that began in Lake Country and wrapped up at the bottom of Hospital Hill in Vernon.

Shortly before 10 a.m., the Vernon RCMP detachment received word from Lake Country that officers there were pursuing a white northbound pickup on Highway 97 but could not catch up to the vehicle.

“We were told the vehicle had struck a number of vehicles as well as the median,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

Vernon officers were able to locate the truck and had it stopped near the bottom of Hospital Hill in the northbound lane.

The truck could be seen to have substantial damage.

One man was arrested at the scene and taken into police custody.

Northbound traffic on Highway 97 into Vernon was snarled as police dealt with the situation.

The incident remains under investigation by the police.

 

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