On March 8th, 2013 at approximately 10:20 pm, a member of the Slocan Lake RCMP attempted to execute a traffic stop with a camper van that was southbound on Hwy 6 near Hills, BC.
The vehicle was traveling at approximately 30 km/hr in the 80 km/hr zone and was driving on the shoulder of the road obstructing traffic. It was further observed that there was no licence plate attached to the vehicle.
The officer attempted to execute a traffic stop, but the driver continued on until Rosebery prior to pulling over.
The male driver and female occupant refused to identify themselves to police and both were arrested for Obstructing a Police Officer.
Additional police officers attended and had to forcibly remove both occupants from the vehicle. The male driver and female passenger were not know to local police and were determined to be transient
The male suspect and one police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.
Once the identity of the individuals was confirmed, both were released from custody with a requirement to attend the Nakusp Provincial Courthouse on April 25, 2013.
Police are recommending charges of Obstructing a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest against the female passenger.
Charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, Obstructing a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest are being recommended against the male driver. Both suspects have also been charged with a number of offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying motorists that may have witnessed this incident. Please contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at 250-358-2222 if you observed the police incident described above.