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Stolen vehicle driven 'very erratically' recovered near Westwold

Along Highway 97 near Falkland yesterday afternoon where a couple was taken into custody after the truck they were driving was discovered to be stolen.
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September 22, 2015 - 3:42 PM

WESTWOLD - A joyriding couple in a stolen pickup truck were stopped in their tracks by RCMP yesterday afternoon.

Police received a report around12:30 p.m. yesterday, Sept. 21, of a white Ford S350 truck, believed to have been stolen from Summerland, being driven near Falkland.  

A police helicopter out on a separate investigation spotted the truck driving 'very erratically' on a forest service road, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy of Vernon RCMP says.

North Okanagan RCMP responded to the area near Westwold. The police deployed a spike strip, which punctured the truck’s two back tires.

Both lanes of traffic in either direction on Highway 97 were closed while the suspects were apprehended.

A 30 year-old male and 34 year-old female are currently in custody in Vernon.

Noseworthy says police have not forwarded charges and the matter is still under investigation.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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