Salmon Arm RCMP use spike belt to ground vehicle after it was reported driving into oncoming lanes on Highway 1 on Thursday night, July 7, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP use spike belt to ground vehicle after it was reported driving into oncoming lanes on Highway 1 on Thursday night, July 7, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Spike belt grounds Shuswap vehicle veering into oncoming lanes on Highway 1

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man with four outstanding warrants

With the help of a spike belt, Salmon Arm RCMP shut down a vehicle reported to be driving into oncoming lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically between Salmon Arm and Sicamous about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Staff Sgt. Scott West said the vehicle was located in the Canoe area and matched the description of a vehicle that previously fled from Salmon Arm officers.

“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,” West said.

The driver fled the vehicle and West said a man matching the description of the suspect, who is known to police, was arrested after a brief struggle with an officer near 37th Street SE.

He was wanted on four outstanding warrants for drug and driving-related offences.

Police took him into custody.

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