Salmon Arm RCMP investigating crash and truck full of marijuana

SALMON ARM - One man was taken to hospital after being ejected from his truck and another arrested for possession of drugs following a high-speed chase in two separate cases in the Salmon Arm area yesterday.

At 9 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 21, RCMP attended a crash scene where a 40-year-old male rolled his Ford F350 several times and was ejected from the vehicle. In a release Cpl. Bob Dean says the man’s vehicle slid off the road and hit a raised driveway causing the truck to flip and roll. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital by an emergency helicopter. Police are still investigating the crash.

Around 11:47 p.m. yesterday RCMP officers chased a pickup truck speeding around 150 kilometres per hour on Highway 1, west of the city. The vehicle eventually stopped and the 19-year-old male driver from Alberta said he was driving a rental vehicle. Upon investigation, Dean says police observed evidence of marijuana inside the truck. The driver was arrested and officers found more than three pounds of marijuana.

Dean says the driver was released on a promise to appear. The driver was ticketed for excessive speeding and the truck was impounded. Officers are also recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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