April 25, 2019 5:17 pm

Two North Okanagan men arrested in Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP say two North Okanagan men known to police were arrested after their speeding vehicle hit a cement barrier early Thursday morning.

Global News File
A A

Two men from the North Okanagan are in police custody, Kamloops RCMP are reporting, after allegedly crashing a vehicle, then trying to flee from the scene.

Police allege the incident happened Thursday morning, at approximately 4:40 a.m., when an officer saw a vehicle speeding and driving erratically along the Highland Drive area.

READ MORE: 3 injured after vehicle flies through air in southeast Calgary single-vehicle crash

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Jodi Shelkie said the officer turned on his emergency lights to pull the suspect vehicle fled instead of stopping.

Shelkie said the suspect vehicle sped away on a frontage road near Oriole Road, then hit a cement barrier. Arriving officers found one man inside the vehicle. Another man allegedly ran from the scene, but was found nearby.

WATCH BELOW (Aired April 4, 2019): Two vehicle crash involved on-duty police officer in Kelowna

Police added both suspects were taken to hospital for assessment before being taken into custody.

Both suspects are 32 years old; one is from Enderby, the other is from Falkland. Both are reportedly known to police.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error

Comments

Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.