Police Incident on Northwood Pulpmill Road – Update
Prince George, B.C. – One man from the Lower Mainland is in custody after fleeing from police this morning.
Prince George RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve McLeod says it all started just before 8:30 a.m. when an officer conducting patrols on Highway 97 North near Northwood Pulpmill Road saw a car with license plates that did not match the vehicle they were in. When the member attempted to pull the car over to investigate, it fled. Police did not follow.
He says minutes later Mounties received a report that the same vehicle had just crashed on Northwood Pulpmill Road near Noranda Road and that the lone driver had ran off into the woods.
However with the assistance of a police dog, he says the 41-year-old was apprehended hiding in a marshy area “some distance away” from where he crashed the car.
McLeod says the suspect was treated for his injuries and remains in jail. He expects he will face charges related to the police chase as well as for “breaching a number of court imposed conditions he was under from previous investigations.”
His name has not been released.