Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Driver leads RCMP on chase from Banff to Shuswap

Image Credit: Shutterstock
November 26, 2015 - 3:41 PM

SALMON ARM – It started with a man fleeing a traffic stop in Banff and ended on a logging road in the Shuswap yesterday.

RCMP gave chase when a driver took off after getting pulled over in Banff on Nov. 25, according to a media release.

Police from several jurisdictions including Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm kept tabs on the driver as he made his way west on the Trans Canada Highway.

A 57-year-old Saskatchewan man was arrested by officers from Salmon Arm after a police dog tracked him down when he ditched his vehicle on a logging road near Canoe last night around 9:15 p.m.

“Investigators are continuing the investigation into the reasons as to why the man caused a multi-jurisdictional pursuit,” Cpl. Thomas Blakney says in the release.

The driver remains in custody. No word on what charges police are considering.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • How Vernon residents are spreading community spirit one painted rock at a time
    VERNON - Located on a nondescript side street in Vernon sits a landmark known by all the neighbourhood kids as ‘The Wishing Tree.’ A little wooden sign describing it as such has
  • Police seek missing North Okanagan teen
    VERNON – RCMP are looking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old North Okanagan girl. Ebony Holmgren was last seen on June 16 in the 11000 block of Tassie Drive in C
  • Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger
    NEW YORK - Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when d
  • Heat wave expected across Interior this weekend
    The Interior is going to be hit by a heat wave. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning about hot weather across the Southern Interior, including the South Thompson
  • Okanagan cherry season is underway
    KELOWNA - Nothing quite says summer in the Okanagan than eating ripe, juicy cherries until your hands are stained red and your stomach is aching it’s so full. Lucky for us, that time is now.
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile