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Kamloops man arrested for fleeing police in West Kelowna

May 24, 2016 - 11:35 AM

KELOWNA - A Kamloops man will appear in court today facing a variety of charges stemming from a West Kelowna incident this past weekend.

In a release this weekend, RCMP said they were called to a disturbance between a man and a woman in the 2600 block of Ross Road in West Kelowna around 9:30 a.m. The pair took off in a vehicle and a chase ensued. The vehicle was later found abandoned and a police dog tracked down the woman but it was believed the man had stolen a boat on Okanagan Lake. 

Shortly after 9 p.m., May 22, a West Kelowna officer arrested a man who had passed out in downtown Kelowna after recognizing him from the series of incidents the previous day, RCMP say in a release today, May 24.

The man was found intoxicated and passed out in the 1700 block of Abbott Street and the officer arrested him without incident.

The 33-year-old is now facing potential charges of flight from a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, forcible confinement, driving while prohibited and several firearms offences.

Const. Jesse O’Donaghey notes the woman previously taken into custody was later released without charge as well.


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