Driver foiled in parking lot chase

At 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, police were conducting school zone enforcement and were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle

  • Sep. 25, 2013 10:00 a.m.

It was nearly a demolition derby in the Askew’s parking lot.

At 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, police were conducting school zone enforcement and were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the new Askew’s parking lot on 11th Avenue NE.

Upon arrival, officers spotted a lone man inside a vehicle without licence plates. The man began driving, lurched over a cement median and then nearly hit several vehicles. Police attempted to stop this vehicle, but the driver did not immediately comply, so two police vehicles boxed the suspect’s vehicle to stop him driving farther.

Police say the  39-year-old Salmon Arm man was impaired by alcohol.

When arrested, he did not hold a driver’s licence and he was prohibited by the courts from consuming alcohol. He was held for court.