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Dangerous driver caught on dash cam video crashing near Peachland blew through speed trap


The B.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the driver involved in a Friday afternoon crash outside of Peachland that shut down Highway 97.

A patrol officer was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 97 near Brent Road in Peachland when they observed an SUV travelling southbound over the speed limit, according to an RCMP media release.

The driver was signalled to pull over and stop, but kept driving.

The officer followed the SUV before the driver lost control and crashed into the rock face beside the highway. After the crash, the driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by the officer.

The driver is known to police and was taken to hospital for injuries that occurred in the collision, RCMP said.

The investigation was referred to the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. for review.

On Nov. 29, the investigation office concluded that the injuries the driver sustained in the collision did not meet the threshold for further review, and will not be conducting an investigation, or commenting on the incident.

Highway patrol and West Kelowna RCMP will continue to investigate the incident and is aware of the dash cam footage circling on social media.

READ MORE: iN VIDEO: Driver weaving in and out of Highway 97 traffic near Peachland smashes into rock face

The driver is now facing potential criminal charges for failing to stop for police, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and prohibited driving.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the highway patrol in Kelowna at 250-491-5354.

RCMP are not releasing any further information at this time.

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