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Biker faces numerous charges after trying to outrun police

Police arrested Devon Forsyth of Penticton after he attempted to elude them on a motorcycle he was driving while prohibited on April 19, 2017.
April 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton man learned that running from your problems makes them worse — exponentially worse if it's the police you are running from.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says RCMP attempted to stop a motorcyclist who was identified as a prohibited driver while on patrol in Penticton on April 19.

The biker took off at a high rate of speed towards Summerland.

He was not pursued, but police caught up with the man at a gas station in Summerland, where he was arrested.

The driver was also found to be in possession of a prohibited weapon and drugs.

He was charged with failing to stop for police, obstructing a police officer, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and four charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The man faced a hearing in front of a justice of the peace on April 21 and was remanded to a court appearance yesterday, April 24.

Devon Forsyth, 28, will appear in Penticton court again on April 26 for a bail hearing.

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