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Man with eight outstanding warrants caught in Kamloops after fleeing traffic stop

April 27, 2017 - 4:05 PM

KAMLOOPS - RCMP caught their man today after he fled police in a truck on the railway.

RCMP say the 28-year-old man was driving along Mission Flat Road today, April 27 around 10:45 a.m. when police, who were running a traffic enforcement project on the road, clocked him going 77 km/h in a 50 km/h zone and indicted he should pull over.

While the driver told the officers he was pulling over he instead drove off, passing the first group of officers and a second group of police farther down the road before turning onto the train tracks, according to an RCMP media release.

Driving down the track flattened to of his tires. At that point the man and his passenger, a 23-year-old woman, jumped out of the truck and ran up a nearby hill. Police were able to catch up to them and arrested the pair.

RCMP say the suspect, originally from Grand Prairie, had no B.C. license, a suspended Alberta licence and eight outstanding warrants. He faces three new charges related to his attempted escape from police today.

The woman, also from Grand Prairie, will be facing a charge of flight from police.

Both are scheduled to appear in Kamloops courts tomorrow.

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