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

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.

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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.

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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.

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