Police Seek Witnesses to Highway Drama
Prince George, B.C.- RCMP in Prince George are seeking witnesses to an incident Wednesday afternoon on Highway 16 west which has resulted in the arrest of a 41 year old man.
Around 4:30 Wednesday, Prince George RCMP received a report of a vehicle being chased at a high rate of speed on Highway 16, west of the City of Prince George. According to police, a red Honda Civic, was being rammed multiple times by a green Honda Accord in an apparent attempt to force it off the road. Multiple police units from the Prince George RCMP with assistance from North District RCMP Traffic Services, converged on the scene given the seriousness of the report.
The suspect vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed when encountered.
Patrols quickly located the vehicle stuck in a snowbank and abandoned on Telachick Road off Highway 16.
Police Dog Service teams arrived and located a suspect male a short distance away.
41 year old Nathan Tayler of Prince George has been charged with the following:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Assault with a Weapon
- Fail to Stop for Police
- Driving While Disqualified
Tayler has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Prince George Provincial Court later today.
No one was hurt during this incident. It is believed that these actions were due to a previous conflict between drivers and was not a road rage incident or random act.
These events took place along or near a major highway and were witnessed by members of the public. Police are asking anyone who witnessed this event to contact Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.