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Intoxicated driver causes two vehicle crash on Hwy 16…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Just after midnight on the morning of Saturday May 9, 2020, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 16 at Marleau Road in Prince George…

Initial witness accounts and evidence from the scene indicated that a male driver in a Chevy Impala was travelling on the wrong side of the highway and collided head-on with a full size pickup.

The driver of the Impala fled on foot into a wooded area as police were being called. The investigation led officers to a near-by retail mall where the suspect was located hiding in a delivery vehicle. The suspect displayed signs of being intoxicated by alcohol and bit one of the officers while in the process of being arrested.

The suspect was transported to hospital to be assessed for injuries as a result of the collision. The suspect was cleared by medical staff and held in custody by police overnight.

The driver of the pickup did not suffer serious injuries.

At approximately 9:30 AM, the suspect, a 46 year-old male Prince George resident, was released on an Appearance Notice for court on August 26, 2020, pending charge approval from the BC Prosecution Service.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP.

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