July 24, 2014 - 10:24 AM
VERNON - A man sought by police on a number of different charges was arrested Tuesday following a brief car chase that resulted in a demolition derby of crashes.
The prolific offender was wanted on a warrant for three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Mounties tried to arrest him on other occasions but were unsuccessful. On Tuesday, the suspect was seen driving a car and another arrest attempt was made while he was parked in the 5400 block of 26 Street but the man attempted to leave, crashing into two parked vehicles and an unmarked police van. Nobody was injured, according to an RCMP media release.
The man abandoned the vehicle in the 3400-block of 30 Street and officers saw him about 15 minutes later in the area of 27 Street and 39 Avenue. When he saw police he took off running again, but police caught up with him on foot and he was arrested.
RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the man was carrying cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin along with drug trafficking paraphernailia.
Damage to the three vehicles is estimated at $5,000.
David Macintosh, 22, from Vernon is in custody facing charges from his outstanding warrants. New charges including three more counts of possession of drugs for trafficking, two counts of flight from police, one count of dangerous driving and one count of breaching a court order have been recommended.
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