The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Motorist driving stolen Armstrong car flees police

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP continue investigation

Police continue to investigate after a motorist driving a stolen car from Armstrong fled southbound into Vernon Sunday.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducted patrols in the Hullcar Road and Salmon River Road area April 25 in attempts to find the vehicle reported stolen from a home on Hullcar Road around 4:30 p.m.

It was found and when police attempted to stop it, the driver refused and fled, travelling southbound on Highway 97 into Vernon.

Police stopped the pursuit to prevent any further risk to the public.

The incident remains under investigation.

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