A Kamloops man is in custody after allegedly ramming a police vehicle on Friday after being confronted by Mounties who had been looking to arrest him for some time.
According to police, the 36-year-old man was seen parked outside a Valleyview business at about 1:40 p.m.
In a news release, RCMP Sgt. Jeff Bingley described the man as “well-known to police” and wanted on multiple outstanding warrants.
“Police converged on the vehicle and attempted to box the vehicle in,” the release states. “The male was able to ram a police vehicle to escape ,only to have his vehicle tires spiked shortly thereafter [by an RCMP spike belt].”
The suspect is accused of then fleeing on foot. Bingley said the man was arrested with the help of the public and a police dog.
“Police have been hunting this individual down to arrest him for too long and it’s great to have him off the streets,” Bingley said in the release.
The man’s name has not been made public, nor has any information about charges he is facing.