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Not his first police chase

The man who evaded police for more than a week after leading them on a pursuit earlier this month remains in custody after he was arrested last week.

Dayton McAlpine, 32, was arrested June 11, 10 days after he allegedly tried to drive his truck into a police officer at the West Kelowna Walmart, after officers attempted to arrest him.

An officer shot at the truck as it drove away, but no one was injured.

The truck was spotted by police on Westside Road later that day, but McAlpine wasn't apprehended. Finally, on June 11, police arrested McAlpine outside a home on West Kelowna's Douglas Road.

McAlpine is currently facing charges from six separate incidents this year alone.

He appeared in Kelowna court Tuesday by video feed from the Okanagan Correctional Centre and consented to remain in custody for the time being. He's scheduled for a bail hearing on July 2.

McAlpine's alleged flight from the West Kelowna Walmart on June 1 has netted him charges of flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving while disqualified. He's also charged with dangerous driving and driving while disqualified on June 9, two days before his arrest.

McAlpine has allegedly avoided arrest on several other occasions.

He faces charges of flight from police and driving while disqualified from a West Kelowna incident one week prior to the Walmart incident, and three days before that, he was also charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from police, and driving while disqualified.

He also faces a theft under $5,000 charge stemming from March 10, and assault, uttering threats, and theft over $5,000 charges from February, March and May of this year.



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