Erratic driver arrested in Salmon Arm


Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a call of an erratic driver on the Trans Canada between Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Jan 7, 2021 at approximately 9 PM.  The vehicle was being driven into the on coming lanes.  Thankfully there were no on coming vehicles.

The vehicle was located in the Canoe and matched the description of a vehicle which has fled from local police in the recent past.

As a result of quick thinking and the deployment of a spike belt the vehicle was safely disabled and came to rest in a snow bank on 10th Avenue SE in Salmon Arm.

The driver fled the vehicle and a male matching the description of this suspected driver, who is known to local police,  was arrested on 4 outstanding warrants after a brief struggle with the arresting officer near 37th St SE.

The warrants were for drug and driving related offences.

 The male is in custody at this time.