June 19, 2015 - 6:55 AM
KAMLOOPS - Mounties patrolling the city overnight see some strange things, like just after midnight when an officer saw an oncoming pickup on Tranquille Road approaching with just three wheels — the fourth nearly broken awkwardly and showering sparks all over the road.
According to Sgt. Michael Buxton-Carr, the driver wouldn't stop for police this morning, June 19. The truck kept going slowly through the construction zone on the Overlanders Bridge and, yes, scooping up pylons with its broken fourth wheel and still shooting sparks. When police realized the driver was heading towards downtown and wasn't going to stop, they pulled back until a short time later when they found the driver finally stopped by himself at the Highway 5 intersection with Shuswap Road.
The truck became lodged on the centre meridian. The driver was gone.
A police dog tracked the driver not far away.
They determined the original damage to the truck was caused by a collision with a building on Tranquille Road earlier in the night. The driver? The 20-year-old appeared to be attempting to make it home to Chase.
"The RCMP anticipate recommending charges of impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident," Buxton-Carr says.
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