Police vehicle rammed after chase in Penticton

Truck involved allegedly stolen minutes earlier from home on Wade Avenue

A 33-year-old Osoyoos man is in custody after the stolen truck he was allegedly driving rammed a police vehicle Tuesday in Penticton.

The unidentified man was allegedly behind the wheel of a 1993 Ford F150 when a police officer gave chase around 4 a.m. on Old Airport Road, according to a press release from the Penticton RCMP.

The truck missed a turn and hit a hill, then backed into the police vehicle behind it. Mounties arrested the driver soon after.

The 33-year-old is in custody pending his next court appearance and faces possible charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assaulting a police officer.

The truck, which had an ATV in the back, was reported stolen from a home on Wade Avenue about 10 minutes before the chase ensued, police said.


Penticton Western News