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Police chase on Highway 97 in Okanagan ends in arrest

November 30, 2018 - 4:07 PM

VERNON - Police arrested a prolific offender early this morning after he unsuccessfully tried to flee from them on Highway 97 in the Okanagan.

RCMP say in a media release that today, Nov. 30, at around 1:30 a.m., police in Vernon were alerted about an unfolding chase involving a stolen car that refused to stop for police.

Kelowna RCMP asked for assistance in stopping the vehicle as it headed north to Vernon.

Officers spotted the vehicle, a white Chevrolet Silverado, northbound on Highway 97. A spike belt was deployed, disabling the tires. The driver tried to escape on rims, but he was unsuccessful.

A 40-year-old Alberta man was taken into custody on charges of theft of credit card, fraud, flight from police and possession of stolen property.

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