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Driver leads RCMP on chase from Banff to Shuswap

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SALMON ARM – It started with a man fleeing a traffic stop in Banff and ended on a logging road in the Shuswap yesterday.

RCMP gave chase when a driver took off after getting pulled over in Banff on Nov. 25, according to a media release.

Police from several jurisdictions including Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm kept tabs on the driver as he made his way west on the Trans Canada Highway.

A 57-year-old Saskatchewan man was arrested by officers from Salmon Arm after a police dog tracked him down when he ditched his vehicle on a logging road near Canoe last night around 9:15 p.m.

“Investigators are continuing the investigation into the reasons as to why the man caused a multi-jurisdictional pursuit,” Cpl. Thomas Blakney says in the release.

The driver remains in custody. No word on what charges police are considering.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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