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Theft suspect deflated

A high-speed chase in Kamloops ended early this morning with flat tires and an arrest.

Members of the local RCMP were on the lookout for a pickup truck that had allegedly been involved in a previous police pursuit in Merritt. The vehicle had been reported to be travelling north on the Coquihalla towards Kamloops.

“Officers located the vehicle on Highway 5, however, the vehicle failed to stop for their emergency lights.  A tire deflation device was deployed and the vehicle was disabled,” said Cpl. Wayne Chung in a release.

“The driver subsequently abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. With the assistance of the Police Dog Service, the suspect driver was apprehended.”

The truck turned out to be stolen and a 29-year-old Penticton man is expected to be charged with dangerous driving,  flight from police and possession of stolen property.

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