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Driver flees RCMP, crashes car into ditch…

FORT ST. JOHN, BC: The Fort St. John RCMP is attempting to identify their mystery helper;

Officers are asking themselves; Was it Yogi, Smokey, or Winnie?

On June 10th just shortly after midnight on the Alaska Highway, a Peace Region Traffic Services officer was attempting to stop a speeder who was verified to be going more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit.

As the officer turned around in an attempt to stop the offender, the driver attempted to make a turn onto the Swanson Lumber Road turn off, which led the officer to believe the offender may not be stopping for police.

The driver failed to negotiate the turn and ended up in the ditch. Upon arrival of the suspect vehicle, the officer located two individuals on scene, but the driver had fled in order to avoid possible prosecution.

Police Dog Services were called to assist, but before their arrival, the officers received a 911 call that was very close to their location. The caller is alleged to be the registered owner of the crashed car, and was requesting immediate police assistance.

Officers were able to locate the individual and after investigating, officers believe that the individual who crashed the car fled on foot to avoid prosecution, but was chased up a tree by a nearby bear.

Police are still looking for the ‘wood’ be witness in order to obtain the ‘Bear Necessities’ for their report of what actually occurred.

Written and released by Fort St. John RCMP with edits by PJXM News. 
 

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