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Stolen Bentley found

UPDATE:8:45 a.m.

RCMP have found the stolen Bentley that was seen driving the wrong way on the Coquihalla Highway Friday.

Owner Raymond Campbell posted to Facebook relieved and thankful no one was hurt. 

''The car has been found in Summerland. No driver, but personal possessions that are not mine including a hard hat and personal journals that belong to someone named Rhonda were found.''

''No one was hurt and that's the main thing. RCMP now have the car. The car was well down a dirt road near a construction site,''Campbell said. 


UPDATE: 8:20 a.m.

Okanagan resident Brian Smith believes he drove by the stolen Bentley Friday night. 

''We saw the car on Princeton Summerland Road tonight. It was abandoned with the doors open full of crap inside,'' the Facebook message said. 

RCMP have yet to confirm the incident. 


UPDATE: 6:15 p.m.

A Bentley seen driving the wrong way on the Coquihalla Highway was apparently stolen in Coquitlam.

Owner Raymond Campbell posted on Facebook Thursday that the high-dollar convertible had been stolen.

Campbell is general manager of DriveCo Motors in Coquitlam.

"Please help .. Stolen Bentley convertible gray in color Taken from 84th Ave. in Langley. License Plate GH9 49R. Was taken between 1 am and 9 a.m. this morning," Campbell posted.

And today, he shared that the Bentley had last been spotted in Vernon by another Facebook user and that Kelowna RCMP had attempted to pull it over, but ended their pursuit Thursday evening in the interests of public safety.

The fleeing driver may have evaded as many as three pursuits on their dash from the Lower Mainland.

Police have yet to comment on the incident, however.

"This is crazy. They could have killed someone," Campbell said in his post.

UPDATE 12:05 p.m.

A police spokesperson says Merritt RCMP carried out an investigation Thursday into the Bentley "and its actions."

Unfortunately, the lead investigator on the file is on night duty and unable to immediately comment.

Castanet will update this story when more information becomes available.


ORIGINAL 9:45 a.m.

A motorist on the Coquihalla Highway Thursday had to dodge an oncoming vehicle, driving the wrong way on the divided four-lane highway.

Jon Corrigon was driving south on Highway 5, about five kilometres north of the Othello Lake Road exit, when he was forced to change lanes to avoid a Bentley driving north at high speed in the southbound lane.

“I was paying full attention and still had only a few seconds to spare, this guy was hauling up the hill,” he wrote on the dash camera footage uploaded to YouTube and shared on the Vernon Rant and Rave Facebook page.

Castanet has reached out to the owner of the video and RCMP for more information. 



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