RCMP use spikebelt to stop erratic driver

Ignored several orders to stop, driver and vehicle end up in ditch.

RCMP had to use a spike belt on Hwy 97 near Clinton to stop a Quesnel driver who had ignored several orders to stop and was endangering the lives of those around him.

On June 27 at 4 pm police received several complaints about an erratic southbound vehicle, including one from the 100 Mile House RCMP who had attempted to stop it on Hwy 97. The complaints indicated that the vehicle was driving erratically, travelling at excessive speeds, and had endangered the lives of several highway workers as it sped through a construction zone.

The vehicle was relocated by Central Interior Traffic Services officers at the 59 Mile Cafe and a spike belt was laid across the highway as the driver continued to refuse to pull over. The tires were deflated and the driver and vehicle ended up in the ditch.

A 41 year old Quesnel man was arrested and turned over to 100 Mile House RCMP for tickets that included excessive speed and vehicle impound. No alcohol was involved.