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After allegedly crashing stolen vehicle and fleeing the scene, police arrest man

December 14, 2020 - 12:33 PM

An 18-year-old Kelowna man is potentially facing numerous charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday evening.

West Kelowna RCMP responded Dec. 9 just after 10:30 p.m., to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Campbell Road. RCMP said in a press release that according to witnesses the driver fled the vehicle on foot. An initial investigation revealed that the vehicle involved had been reported stolen five days previously, on Dec. 4 in Kelowna.

"Front line RCMP officers immediately flooded the area, spotted and approached a man a short distance away who matched the description of the driver," an RCMP press release distributed by Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said.

"He allegedly provided a false name to police before further fleeing on foot. The man was located by another officer and again attempted to flee. He was arrested without further incident after a foot chase."

The man was held in custody and the investigation has been forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge approval. No further information is being released at this time.

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