Pair, charged in connection with owner's wild ride in stolen truck, remains in jail

Derrick Pearson, 32, and Crystal Dorrington, 37, are facing charges of assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property

Two people charged in connection with a bizarre incident last week that saw the owner of a stolen pickup hanging onto his vehicle as it sped from Brocklehurst to Westsyde are still behind bars.

Derrick Pearson, 32, and Crystal Dorrington, 37, are facing charges of assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property.

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The allegations stem from an Oct. 16 incident involving a truck belonging to Francis Payette. Police have said they arrested two people following a series of incidents involving a stolen pickup truck.

Payette told KTW he had a friend call him after spotting his stolen flatbed pickup in Brocklehurst.

Payette said he confronted the people inside the truck and they drove off.

He said he grabbed onto a rack on the truck and held on while the vehicle sped northward on Westyde Road.

Police said the stolen vehicle hit a BC Hydro pole and collided with three other vehicles before crashing through a fence and catching fire in a field north of Westsyde.

RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said Payette was lucky he was not injured.

Pearson and Dorrington are expected to appear in Kamloops provincial court on Oct. 31 for bail hearings.

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