Speeder nabbed on national warrant
Sep 3, 2013 / 2:52 pm
It's never a good idea to draw attention to yourself when you are wanted by police on a Canada-wide warrant.
A 37-year-old Kelowna man learned that the hard way Monday night.
Shortly after 11 p.m. police say they observed a pickup truck squealing its tires and travelling at a high rate of speed while turning north from Enterprise Way onto Spall Road.
Cst. Kris Clark says the vehicle continued to accelerate and turned onto Clement Avenue when police activated their emergency equipment.
"The truck immediately sped off, turning onto Clifton Road," says Clark.
"Police disengaged the suspect vehicle due to the excessive speeds but continued to patrol the area from which the screech of tires on asphalt were last heard."
Clark says the truck was found, abandoned, a short time later on Willow Crescent with the engine still running."
It was later discovered the vehicle had been stolen from a home on Glenwood Avenue over the weekend.
"A suspect was located in the area and arrested on the strength of a Canada-wide arrest warrant."
The man remains in custody.
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