Biker faces numerous charges after trying to outrun police - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

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.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Police search for missing Kelowna woman
    KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 27-year-old woman. RCMP say Joenna Saunders was last heard from on Nov. 27. She was reported missing on Dec.
  • Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971
    ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned wh
  • Water quality advisory in effect in North Okanagan
    NORTH OKANAGAN - The district has issued a water quality advisory for the North Okanagan. The Regional District of North Okanagan Silver Star Water Utility in conjunction with Interior Healt
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire
    KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last ni
  • Vernon fast food restaurant held up by man with syringe
    VERNON - RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a robbery at a Vernon restaurant earlier this week. A man threatened staff with an allegedly contaminated needle on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Wr
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile