Alleged Prohibited Driver Attempts to Flee from Police

On April 10th, just after 8pm, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP front line officers converged on an area after receiving information in regards to a known prohibited driver that was allegedly in a vehicle located at 4300 - 32nd, Ave, Vernon, BC.

Once front line officers were on scene, a female driver and male passenger of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee from police by driving away in an un-safe manner. Officers quickly surrounded the vehicle and were able to disable it from moving any further. A dynamic take down of the two suspects was executed and both were apprehended without further incident.

Often motivating factors for suspects to flee from police outweigh their regard for public safety and they will do anything to avoid being taken into custody, says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. The swift actions of the front line officers in this incident, prevented a potential dangerous driving situation and were able to successfully take two suspects into custody.

Deidra Ferguson, of Vernon, is facing possible charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstruct police, drive while prohibited and possession of a controlled substance. Robert Lampreau, of Vernon, is facing a possible charge of breach of probation order.

Both remain in custody to appear on future court dates.