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.