Vernon Driver Arrested

A Vernon man was taken into police custody after leading officers on a chase along Highway 97. 

Police pulled the man over at around 10:30 yesterday morning near Leathead Road after receiving reports that he was driving erratically and may be impaired, but he fled northbound, towards Lake Country. 

Officers tried to stop him with a spike belt which was successful their third attempt, near Oceola Road.

RCMP say the 34-year-old Vernon man faces several potential charges as police also seized drugs. He remains in custody.