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Wanted man picks wrong time to stop for gas in Penticton

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March 08, 2017 - 11:40 AM

PENTICTON - A man wanted on several warrants is behind bars in spite of his attempts to evade arrest last week.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says on Friday, March 3, a Penticton First Nations police constable was making patrols on the reserve when he spotted a Mercury Sable at the Super Save gas pumps.

The officer stopped to talk to the driver and became suspicious, realizing the man was being sought by police on a number of warrants.

The driver provided false identification then attempted to evade arrest by running away, Wrigglesworth says. He was tackled, and after a short scuffle, arrested on the outstanding warrants.

The man faces charges of obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest.

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