Motorhome driver tries to flee, crashes into police cruiser and keeps going

Motorhome slams into cop

A person is in custody after allegedly trying to flee police while behind the wheel of a motorhome.

Police said the escapade started at 7:45 a.m. Monday, when a member of North District RCMP traffic services noticed the motorhome lacked licence plates and tried to pull it over. Instead, the motorhome collided with the RCMP vehicle and kept going.

The police officer avoided serious injury and continued to follow the motorhome, which police said was being driven erratically.

The driver continued on until he collided with a pickup at the intersection of Highway 16 and Haldi Lake Road. The driver attempted to flee, but was apprehended and remains in custody.

A passenger in the motorhome suffered injuries and was taken to hospital

Police said they will be forwarding charges of flight from police, resist arrest and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle to the B.C. Prosecution Service for charge assessment. Police will also investigate the status of the driver’s licence at the time of the offence.

Shawn Gilbert Leroux has been charged with two counts of breaching probation.

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