Stolen vehicle seized in Armstrong, arrest made

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A stolen car was seized and its driver arrested in Armstrong this week.

The car was flagged as suspicious, Jan. 21, in the parking lot of a business in the 5600-block of Anderson Way in Vernon when a member of the public reported seeing a man draped over the steering wheel and called 911.

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RCMP said before emergency crews arrived the man regained consciousness and drove off in the car, which was identified as having been stolen from a residence in Armstrong two days earlier.

It was spotted and police followed. It turned on to a dead-end street off Patterson Avenue in Armstrong just a short time later, and parked.

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Police then arrested the man without incident as he exited the vehicle.

“During a search incidental to arrest, police located a knife and suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in the man’s possession,” RCMP said in a press release.

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“Police checks also confirmed the man was bound by court-imposed conditions not to occupy the driver seat of a vehicle without the owner present.”

Dustin Sager, 30,  is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and four counts of failing to comply with a release order.

He has been remanded into custody until his next scheduled court appearance Jan. 30.


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